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Psalm 10 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Why Do You Hide Yourself?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 - Why, O LORD, do you stand far away?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:2 - In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:3 - For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain curses[fn] and renounces the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:4 - In the pride of his face[fn] the wicked does not seek him;[fn]
all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:5 - His ways prosper at all times;
your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
as for all his foes, he puffs at them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:6 - He says in his heart, “I shall not be moved;
throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:7 - His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:8 - He sits in ambush in the villages;
in hiding places he murders the innocent.
His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:9 - he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket;
he lurks that he may seize the poor;
he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:10 - The helpless are crushed, sink down,
and fall by his might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:11 - He says in his heart, “God has forgotten,
he has hidden his face, he will never see it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:12 - Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand;
forget not the afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:13 - Why does the wicked renounce God
and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:14 - But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation,
that you may take it into your hands;
to you the helpless commits himself;
you have been the helper of the fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:15 - Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer;
call his wickedness to account till you find none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:16 - The LORD is king forever and ever;
the nations perish from his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:17 - O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:18 - to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
ESV Footnotes
Or and he blesses the one greedy for gain
Or of his anger
Or the wicked says, “He will not call to account”

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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