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Psalm 10 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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A Song of Confidence in God’s Triumph over Evil
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 - Why do You stand afar off, O LORD?
Why do You hide in times of trouble?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:2 - The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor;
Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:3 - For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire;
He blesses the greedy and renounces the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:4 - The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God;
God is in none of his thoughts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:5 - His ways are always prospering;
Your judgments are far above, out of his sight;
As for all his enemies, he sneers at them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:6 - He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved;
I shall never be in adversity.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:7 - His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:8 - He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
In the secret places he murders the innocent;
His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:9 - He lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den;
He lies in wait to catch the poor;
He catches the poor when he draws him into his net.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:10 - So he crouches, he lies low,
That the helpless may fall by his strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:11 - He has said in his heart,
“God has forgotten;
He hides His face;
He will never see.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:12 - Arise, O LORD!
O God, lift up Your hand!
Do not forget the humble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:13 - Why do the wicked renounce God?
He has said in his heart,
“You will not require an account.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:14 - But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief,
To repay it by Your hand.
The helpless commits himself to You;
You are the helper of the fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:15 - Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man;
Seek out his wickedness until You find none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:16 - The LORD is King forever and ever;
The nations have perished out of His land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:17 - LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will prepare their heart;
You will cause Your ear to hear,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:18 - To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
That the man of the earth may oppress no more.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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