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Psalm 10 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why are you so far away, O Lord? Why do you hide yourself when we are in trouble? 1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off ? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
2 The wicked are proud and persecute the poor; catch them in the traps they have made. 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
3 The wicked are proud of their evil desires; the greedy curse and reject the Lord. 3 He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
4 The wicked do not care about the Lord; in their pride they think that God doesn't matter. 4 In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
5 The wicked succeed in everything. They cannot understand God's judgments; they sneer at their enemies. 5 His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies.
6 They say to themselves, "We will never fail; we will never be in trouble." 6 He says to himself, "Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy and never have trouble."
7 Their speech is filled with curses, lies, and threats; they are quick to speak hateful, evil words. 7 His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
8 They hide themselves in the villages, waiting to murder innocent people. They spy on their helpless victims; 8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims.
9 they wait in their hiding place like lions. They lie in wait for the poor; they catch them in their traps and drag them away. 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 helpless victims lie crushed; brute strength has defeated them. 10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
11 The wicked say to themselves, "God doesn't care! He has closed his eyes and will never see me!" 11 He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees."
12 O Lord, punish those wicked people! Remember those who are suffering! 12 Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
13 How can the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "He will not punish me"? 13 Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"?
14 But you do see; you take notice of trouble and suffering and are always ready to help. The helpless commit themselves to you; you have always helped the needy. 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 Break the power of wicked and evil people; punish them for the wrong they have done until they do it 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 forever and ever. Those who worship other gods will vanish from his land. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
17 You will listen, O Lord, to the prayers of the lowly; you will give them courage. 17 You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 You will hear the cries of the oppressed and the orphans; you will judge in their favor, so that mortal men may cause terror no more. 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.