Bible: Ps 10

Psalm 10 1 

10:1 Why, Lord, do you stand far off?

Why do you pay no attention during times of trouble? 2 

10:2 The wicked arrogantly chase the oppressed; 3 

the oppressed are trapped 4  by the schemes the wicked have dreamed up. 5 

10:3 Yes, 6  the wicked man 7  boasts because he gets what he wants; 8 

the one who robs others 9  curses 10  and 11  rejects the Lord. 12 

10:4 The wicked man is so arrogant he always thinks,

“God won’t hold me accountable; he doesn’t care.” 13 

10:5 He is secure at all times. 14 

He has no regard for your commands; 15 

he disdains all his enemies. 16 

10:6 He says to himself, 17 

“I will never 18  be upended,

because I experience no calamity.” 19 

10:7 His mouth is full of curses and deceptive, harmful words; 20 

his tongue injures and destroys. 21 

10:8 He waits in ambush near the villages; 22 

in hidden places he kills the innocent.

His eyes look for some unfortunate victim. 23 

10:9 He lies in ambush in a hidden place, like a lion in a thicket; 24 

he lies in ambush, waiting to catch 25  the oppressed;

he catches the oppressed 26  by pulling in his net. 27 

10:10 His victims are crushed and beaten down;

they are trapped in his sturdy nets. 28 

10:11 He says to himself, 29 

“God overlooks it;

he does not pay attention;

he never notices.” 30 

10:12 Rise up, Lord! 31 

O God, strike him down! 32 

Do not forget the oppressed!

10:13 Why does the wicked man reject God? 33 

He says to himself, 34 You 35  will not hold me accountable.” 36 

10:14 You have taken notice, 37 

for 38  you always see 39  one who inflicts pain and suffering. 40 

The unfortunate victim entrusts his cause to you; 41 

you deliver 42  the fatherless. 43 

10:15 Break the arm 44  of the wicked and evil man!

Hold him accountable for his wicked deeds, 45 

which he thought you would not discover. 46 

10:16 The Lord rules forever! 47 

The nations are driven out of his land. 48 

10:17 Lord, you have heard 49  the request 50  of the oppressed;

you make them feel secure because you listen to their prayer. 51 

10:18 You defend 52  the fatherless and oppressed, 53 

so that mere mortals may no longer terrorize them. 54 

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