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Psalms 10

Psalms 10:1  
Why do you stand far off, Yahweh? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

Psalms 10:2  
In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise.

Psalms 10:3  
For the wicked boasts of his heart’s cravings. He blesses the greedy and condemns Yahweh.

Psalms 10:4  
The wicked, in the pride of his face, has no room in his thoughts for God.

Psalms 10:5  
His ways are prosperous at all times. He is arrogant, and your laws are far from his sight. As for all his adversaries, he sneers at them.

Psalms 10:6  
He says in his heart, “I shall not be shaken. For generations I shall have no trouble.”

Psalms 10:7  
His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

Psalms 10:8  
He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.

Psalms 10:9  
He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless when he draws him in his net.

Psalms 10:10  
The helpless are crushed. They collapse. They fall under his strength.

Psalms 10:11  
He says in his heart, “God has forgotten. He hides his face. He will never see it.”

Psalms 10:12  
Arise, Yahweh! God, lift up your hand! Don’t forget the helpless.

Psalms 10:13  
Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say in his heart, “God won’t call me into account?”

Psalms 10:14  
But you do see trouble and grief. You consider it to take it into your hand. You help the victim and the fatherless.

Psalms 10:15  
Break the arm of the wicked. As for the evil man, seek out his wickedness until you find none.

Psalms 10:16  
Yahweh is King forever and ever! The nations will perish out of his land.

Psalms 10:17  
Yahweh, you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear,

Psalms 10:18  
to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may terrify no more.


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