Psalm 10 DBY

1 Why, Jehovah, standest thou afar off? [Why] hidest thou thyself in times of distress?
2 The wicked, in his pride, doth hotly pursue the afflicted. a They shall be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

References for Psalms 10:2

    • £ 10:2 - Or 'Through the pride of the wicked [man], the afflicted is sore pressed.'
      3 For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous; he contemneth Jehovah.
      4 The wicked [saith], in the haughtiness of his countenance, He doth not search out: b all his thoughts are, There is no God!

      References for Psalms 10:4

        • ¤ 10:4 - Or 'The wicked in his haughtiness doth not seek [God];' or 'troubleth himself for nothing.'
          5 His ways always succeed; c thy judgments are far above out of his sight; [as for] all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

          References for Psalms 10:5

            • ¥ 10:5 - Lit. 'are rigid.'
              6 He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; from generation to generation I shall be in no adversity.
              7 His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
              8 He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in the secret places doth he slay the innocent: his eyes watch for the wretched.
              9 He lieth in wait secretly, like a lion in his thicket; he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted: he doth catch the afflicted, drawing him into his net.
              10 He croucheth, he boweth down, that the wretched may fall by his strong ones. d

              References for Psalms 10:10

                • ¦ 10:10 - An allusion probably to 'fangs [of a lion].'
                  11 He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten, he hideth his face, he will never see [it].
                  12 Arise, Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand: forget not the afflicted. e

                  References for Psalms 10:12

                    • § 10:12 - Others, 'the meek,' as also in Ps. 9.12: see 9.18.
                      13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require [it].
                      14 Thou hast seen [it], for thou thyself beholdest trouble f and vexation, to requite by g thy hand. The wretched committeth himself h unto thee; thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

                      References for Psalms 10:14

                        • ¨ 10:14 - Or 'mischief,' as ver. 7.
                        • © 10:14 - Or 'to put it into.'
                        • ª 10:14 - Or 'it.'
                          15 Break thou the arm of the wicked, and as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness [till] thou find none.
                          16 Jehovah is King for ever and ever: the nations have perished out of his land.
                          17 Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek, thou hast established their heart: thou causest thine ear to hear,
                          18 To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed one, that the man i of the earth may terrify no more.

                          References for Psalms 10:18

                            • « 10:18 - Enosh: Ps. 8.4.