|Ps 10:1 Why do You stand far away, O LORD?
Why do You hide [Yourself, veiling Your eyes] in times of trouble?
|Ps 10:2 In pride and arrogance the wicked hotly pursue and persecute the afflicted;
Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
|Ps 10:3 ¶ For the wicked boasts and sings the praises of his heart's desire,
And the greedy man curses and spurns [and even despises] the LORD.
|Ps 10:4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his face, will not seek nor inquire for Him;
All his thoughts are, "There is no God [so there is no accountability or punishment]."
|Ps 10:5 ¶ His ways prosper at all times;
Your judgments [LORD] are on high, out of his sight [so he never thinks about them];
As for all his enemies, he sneers at them.
|Ps 10:6 He says to himself, "I will not be moved;
For throughout all generations I will not be in adversity [for nothing bad will happen to me]."
|Ps 10:7 His mouth is full of curses and deceit (fraud) and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness [injustice and sin].
|Ps 10:8 He lurks in ambush in the villages;
In hiding places he kills the innocent;
He lies in wait for the unfortunate [the unhappy, the poor, the helpless].
|Ps 10:9 He lurks in a hiding place like a lion in his lair;
He lies in wait to catch the afflicted;
He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.
|Ps 10:10 He crushes [his prey] and crouches;
And the unfortunate fall by his mighty claws.
|Ps 10:11 He says to himself, "God has [quite] forgotten;
He has hidden His face; He will never see my deed."
|Ps 10:12 ¶ Arise, O LORD! O God, lift up Your hand [in judgment];
Do not forget the suffering.
|Ps 10:13 Why has the wicked spurned and shown disrespect to God?
He has said to himself, "You will not require me to account."
|Ps 10:14 You have seen it, for You have noted mischief and vexation (irritation) to take it into Your hand.
The unfortunate commits himself to You;
You are the helper of the fatherless.
|Ps 10:15 Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,
Seek out his wickedness until You find no more.
|Ps 10:16 ¶ The LORD is King forever and ever;
The nations will perish from His land.
|Ps 10:17 O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble and oppressed;
You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear to hear,
|Ps 10:18 To vindicate and obtain justice for the fatherless and the oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth will no longer terrify them.