Psalms - Chapter 10 | American Standard Version

  • 1. Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
  • 2. In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.
  • 3. For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, {cf15i yea}, contemneth Jehovah.
  • 4. The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, {cf15i saith}, He will not require {cf15i it}. All his thoughts are, There is no God.
  • 5. His ways are firm at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
  • 6. He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; To all generations I shall not be in adversity.
  • 7. His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression: Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
  • 8. He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; In the secret places doth he murder the innocent; His eyes are privily set against the helpless.
  • 9. He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert; He lieth in wait to catch the poor: He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in his net.
  • 10. He croucheth, he boweth down, And the helpless fall by his strong ones.
  • 11. He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten; He hideth his face; he will never see it.
  • 12. Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand: Forget not the poor.
  • 13. Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require {cf15i it}?
  • 14. Thou hast seen {cf15i it}; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: The helpless committeth {cf15i himself} unto thee; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
  • 15. Break thou the arm of the wicked; And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
  • 16. Jehovah is King for ever and ever: The nations are perished out of his land.
  • 17. Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;
  • 18. To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.