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Psalm 10 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why do you keep far away, O Lord? why are you not to be seen in times of trouble? 1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off ? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
2 The evil-doer in his pride is cruel to the poor; let him be taken by the tricks of his invention. 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
3 For the evil-doer is lifted up because of the purpose of his heart, and he whose mind is fixed on wealth is turned away from the Lord, saying evil against him. 3 He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
4 The evil-doer in his pride says, God will not make a search. All his thoughts are, There is no God. 4 In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
5 His ways are ever fixed; your decisions are higher than he may see: as for his haters, they are as nothing to him. 5 His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies.
6 He has said in his heart, I will not be moved: through all generations I will never be in trouble. 6 He says to himself, "Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy and never have trouble."
7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and false words: under his tongue are evil purposes and dark thoughts. 7 His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
8 He is waiting in the dark places of the towns: in the secret places he puts to death those who have done no wrong: his eyes are secretly turned against the poor. 8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims.
9 He keeps himself in a secret place like a lion in his hole, waiting to put his hands on the poor man, and pulling him into his net. 9 He lies in wait like a lion in cover; he lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
10 The upright are crushed and made low, and the feeble are overcome by his strong ones. 10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
11 He says in his heart, God has no memory of me: his face is turned away; he will never see it. 11 He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees."
12 Up! O Lord; let your hand be lifted: give thought to the poor. 12 Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why has the evil-doer a low opinion of God, saying in his heart, You will not make search for it? 13 Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"?
14 You have seen it; for your eyes are on sorrow and grief, to take it into your hand: the poor man puts his faith in you; you have been the helper of the child who has no father. 14 But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
15 Let the arm of the sinner and the evil-doer be broken; go on searching for his sin till there is no more. 15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out.
16 The Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations are gone from his land. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
17 Lord, you have given ear to the prayer of the poor: you will make strong their hearts, you will give them a hearing: 17 You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 To give decision for the child without a father and for the broken-hearted, so that the man of the earth may no longer be feared. 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.