Psalm 10:1-6 CSB

1 Lord,a why do You stand so far away? Why do You hide in times of trouble?

References for Psalms 10:1

    • a 10:1 - A few Hb mss and LXX connect Pss 9-10. Together these 2 psalms form a partial acrostic.
      2 In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue the afflicted; let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
      3 For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings; the one who is greedy cursesb and despises the Lord.

      References for Psalms 10:3

        • b 10:3 - Or he blesses the greedy
          4 In all his scheming, the wicked arrogantly thinks:c "There is no accountability, [since] God does not exist."d

          References for Psalms 10:4

            • c 10:4 - Lit wicked according to the height of his nose
            • d 10:4 - Ps 10:11; 14:1; 53:1
              5 His ways are always secure;e Your lofty judgments are beyond his sight; he scoffs at all his adversaries.

              References for Psalms 10:5

                • e 10:5 - Or prosperous
                  6 He says to himself, "I will never be moved- from generation to generation without calamity."f

                  References for Psalms 10:6