10:1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? [why] hidest thou
[thyself] in times of trouble?
10:2 The wicked in [his] pride doth persecute the poor: let them
be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth
the covetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.
10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not
seek [after God]: God [is] not in all his thoughts.
10:5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments [are] far above
out of his sight: [as for] all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
10:6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for [I
shall] never [be] in adversity.
10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under
his tongue [is] mischief and vanity.
10:8 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 poor.
10:9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in
wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth
him into his net.
10:10 He croucheth, [and] humbleth himself, that the poor may
fall by his strong ones.
10:11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth
his face; he will never see [it].
10:12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thy hand: forget not the
10:13 Why doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his
heart, Thou wilt not require [it].
10:14 Thou hast seen [it]; for thou beholdest mischief and
spite, to requite [it] with thy hand: the poor committeth
himself to thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
10:15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil [man]: seek
out his wickedness [till] thou shalt find none.
10:16 The LORD [is] King for ever and ever: the heathen have
perished out of his land.
10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt
prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thy ear to hear:
10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of
the earth may no more oppress.