Psalms

Psalm 10 ©

1David complaineth to God of the outrages of the wicked: 12he prayeth for reparation: 16he professeth his confidence.

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WHY astandest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

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1The bwicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: clet them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

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For the wicked dboasteth of his 2heart's desire, eand 3blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

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The wicked, fthrough the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: 4God is not in all his thoughts.

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gHis ways are always grievous; thy judgments are hfar above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he ipuffeth at them.

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He hath said in his heart, jI shall not be moved: for I shall 5never be in adversity.

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His kmouth is full of cursing and 6deceit and fraud: under his tongue is 7mischief and vanity.

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He lsitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes 8are *privily set against the poor.

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He lieth in wait 9secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

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10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall 11by his strong ones.

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He mhath said in his heart, nGod hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

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Arise, O LORD; O God, olift up thine hand: forget not the 12humble.

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Wherefore pdoth the wicked *contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not qrequire it.

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Thou rhast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor 13committeth himself unto thee; thou art the shelper of the fatherless.

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tBreak thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: useek out his wickedness till thou find none.

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vThe LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen ware perished out of his land.

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LORD, xthou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt 14prepare their heart, ythou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

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To zjudge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the aman of the earth may no more 15oppress.