A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked.

1 Why 1do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why 2do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?

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2 In 3pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be 4caught in the plots which they have devised.

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    • b 10:2 - Lit "burn"
    • c 10:2 - Or "They will be caught"
      3 For the wicked 5boasts of his 6heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and 7spurns the LORD.

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        • d 10:3 - Or "blesses the greedy man"
          4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, 8does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, "9There is no God."

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          5 His ways 10prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, 11out of his sight; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.

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            • f 10:5 - Lit "are strong"
              6 He says to himself, "12I will not be moved; Throughout all generations 13I will not be in adversity."

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              7 His 14mouth is full of curses and deceit and 15oppression; 16Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

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              8 He sits in the 17lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he 18kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the 19unfortunate.

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                • h 10:8 - Lit "lie in wait"
                • i 10:8 - Or "poor"
                  9 He lurks in a hiding place as 20a lion in his lair; He 21lurks to catch 22the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his 23net.

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                  10 He crouches, he bows down, And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.

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                    • k 10:10 - Or "is crushed"
                    • l 10:10 - Or "is bowed down"
                    • m 10:10 - Or "poor"
                    • n 10:10 - Or "into his claws"
                      11 He 24says to himself, "God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never * see it."

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                      12 Arise, O LORD; O God, 25lift up Your hand. 26Do not forget the afflicted.

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                      13 Why * has the wicked 27spurned God? He has said to himself, "You will not require it."

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                      14 You have seen it, for You have beheld 28mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand. The 29unfortunate commits himself to You; You have been the 30helper of the orphan.

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                          15 31Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer, 32Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

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                          16 The LORD is 33King forever and ever; 34Nations have perished from His land.

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                          17 O LORD, You have heard the 35desire of the humble; You will 36strengthen their heart, 37You will incline Your ear

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                          18 To vindicate the 38orphan and the 39oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer * cause 40terror.

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