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Psalm 10 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 - Why do You stand far away, LORD?
Why do You hide [fn]Yourself in times of trouble?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:2 - In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the needy;
[fn]Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:3 - For the wicked boasts of his soul’s desire,
And [fn]the greedy person curses and shows disrespect to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:4 - The wicked, [fn]in his haughtiness, does not seek Him.
There is no God in all his schemes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:5 - His ways succeed at all times;
Yet Your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
As for all his enemies, he snorts at them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:6 - He says to himself, “I will not be moved;
[fn]Throughout the generations I will not be in adversity.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:7 - His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression;
Under his tongue is harm and injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:8 - He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
He kills the innocent in the secret places;
His eyes [fn]surreptitiously watch for the [fn]unfortunate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:9 - He lurks in secret like a lion in his [fn]lair;
He lurks to catch the needy;
He catches the needy when he pulls him into his net.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:10 - Then he crushes the needy one, who cowers;
And [fn]unfortunate people fall by his mighty power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:11 - He says to himself, “God has forgotten;
He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:12 - Arise, LORD; God, lift up Your hand.
Do not forget the humble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:13 - Why has the wicked treated God disrespectfully?
He has said to himself, “[fn]You will not require an account.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:14 - You have seen it, for You have looked at harm and provocation to [fn]take it into Your hand.
The [fn]unfortunate commits himself to You;
You have been the helper of the orphan.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:15 - Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,
[fn]Seek out his wickedness until You find none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:16 - The LORD is King forever and ever;
Nations have perished from His land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:17 - LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will strengthen their heart, You will make Your ear attentive
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:18 - To [fn]vindicate the orphan and the oppressed,
So that mankind, which is of the earth, will no longer cause terror.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or Your eyes
Or They will be caught
Or blesses the greedy man
Lit the height of his nose
Lit To
Lit lie in wait
Or poor
Or thicket
Or unhappy
I.e., as though God will ignore it
Lit put, give
Or poor
Or May You seek
Lit judge

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