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Psalm 10 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked.

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Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah?
Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
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In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued;
Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.
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For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire,
And the covetous renounceth, yea, contemneth Jehovah.
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The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith, He will not require it.
All his thoughts are, There is no God.
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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.
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He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved;
To all generations I shall not be in adversity.
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His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression:
Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
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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.
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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.
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He croucheth, he boweth down,
And the helpless fall by his strong ones.
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He saith in his heart: God hath forgotten;
He hideth his face, he will never see it.
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Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand:
Forget not the poor.
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Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God,
And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it?
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Thou 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.
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Break thou the arm of the wicked;
And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
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Jehovah is King for ever and ever:
The nations are perished out of his land.
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Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek:
Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;
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To judge the fatherless and the oppressed,
That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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