1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
2 The wickeda in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

References for Psalms 10:2

    • t 10:2 - The wicked...: Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth persecute
      3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart'sb desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

      References for Psalms 10:3

        • u 10:3 - hearts: Heb. souls
          4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
          5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
          6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall neverc be in adversity.

          References for Psalms 10:6

            • v 10:6 - never: Heb. unto generation and generation
              7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceitd and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

              References for Psalms 10:7

                • w 10:7 - deceit: Heb. deceits
                  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.
                  9 He lieth in wait secretlye 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.

                  References for Psalms 10:9

                    • x 10:9 - secretly: Heb. in the secret places
                      10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor* may fall by his strong ones.
                      11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
                      12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble*.f

                      References for Psalms 10:12

                        • y 10:12 - humble: or, afflicted
                          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 beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committethg himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

                          References for Psalms 10:14

                            • z 10:14 - committeth: Heb. leaveth
                              15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
                              16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
                              17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepareh their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

                              References for Psalms 10:17

                                • { 10:17 - prepare: or, establish
                                  18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.i

                                  References for Psalms 10:18

                                    • | 10:18 - oppress: or, terrify