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Chapter 10

10:1 Why standest Thou afar off, O the Lord? Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?

10:2 Through the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued, they are taken in the devices that they have imagined.

10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and the covetous vaunteth himself, though he contemn the Lord.

10:4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith: 'He will not require'; all his thoughts are: 'There is no God.'

10:5 His ways prosper at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

10:6 He saith in his heart: 'I shall not be moved, I who to all generations shall not be in adversity.'

10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

10:8 He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in secret places doth he slay the innocent; his eyes are on the watch for the helpless.

10:9 He lieth in wait in a secret place as a lion in his lair, he lieth in wait to catch the poor; he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him up in his net.

10:10 He croucheth, he boweth down, and the helpless fall into his mighty claws.

10:11 He hath said in his heart: 'God hath forgotten; He hideth His face; He will never see.'

10:12 Arise, O the Lord; O God, lift up Thy hand; forget not the humble.

10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, and say in his heart: 'Thou wilt not require'?

10:14 Thou hast seen; for Thou beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite them with Thy hand; unto Thee the helpless committeth himself; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

10:15 Break Thou the arm of the wicked; and as for the evil man, search out his wickedness, till none be found.

10:16 the Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations are perished out of His land.

10:17 the Lord, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble: Thou wilt direct their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to attend;

10:18 To right the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.

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