Psalms 10 (asv)
10:1Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah?
Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.
10:3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire,
And the covetous renounceth, yea, contemneth Jehovah.
10:4The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith, He will not require it.
All his thoughts are, There is no God.
10:5His ways are firm at all times;
Thy judgments are far above out of his sight:
As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
10:6He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved;
To all generations I shall not be in adversity.
10:7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression:
Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
10:8He 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.
10:9He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert;
10:10He croucheth, he boweth down,
And the helpless fall by his strong ones.
He hideth his face; he will never see it.
Forget not the poor.
10:13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God,
And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it?
10:14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand:
The helpless committeth himself unto thee;
Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
10:15Break thou the arm of the wicked;
The nations are perished out of his land.
Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;
10:18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed,