Composite Psalter
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Psalm 10
Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? *
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
In arrogance the wicked persecute the afflicted; *
let them be caught in the schemes they have conceived.
For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, *
he blesses the one greedy for gain and renounces the LORD.
In the pride of his countenance the wicked does not seek him; *
all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
His ways are always prospering; *
your laws are on high, out of his sight;
he sneers at all his enemies.
He says to himself, “I shall not be shaken; *
throughout all generations I shall not be in adversity.”
His mouth is full with cursing and deceit and oppression; *
under his tongue are trouble and evil.
He sits in the lurking places of the villages; *
in secret places he murders the innocent.
his eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
He lurks in ambush like a lion in cover;
lurking that he may catch the poor; *
he catches the poor and drags him off in his net.
The helpless are crushed, *
they collapse and they fall under his strength.
He says to himself, “God has forgotten, *
He hides his face, He will never see.”
Arise, O LORD; *
O God, lift up your hand;
do not forget the afflicted.
Why does the wicked man renounce God *
and say to himself, “He will not call me to account”?
But you do see,
for you behold trouble and misery, *
you see it and take it into your own hand;
The helpless commit themselves to you; *
you are the helper of the fatherless.
Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer; *
call his wickedness to account till you find no more.
The LORD is king for ever and ever; *
the nations are perished out of his land.
O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; *
you will strengthen their heart;
you will incline your ear
to give justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, *
so that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.