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Psalm 10 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 - [fn]Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:2 - In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:3 - He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:4 - In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:5 - His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by[fn] him; he sneers at all his enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:6 - He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:7 - His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:8 - He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:9 - like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:10 - His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:11 - He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:12 - Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:13 - Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, “He won’t call me to account”?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:14 - But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:15 - Break the arm of the wicked man; call the evildoer to account for his wickedness that would not otherwise be found out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:16 - The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:17 - You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:18 - defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
NIV Footnotes
Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
See Septuagint; Hebrew / they are haughty, and your laws are far from

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