Psalm 10 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why are you so distant, LORD? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off ? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
2 The wicked person arrogantly pursues oppressed people. He will be caught in the schemes that he planned. 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
3 The wicked person boasts about his selfish desires. He blesses robbers, but he curses the LORD. 3 He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
4 He turns up his nose [and says], "God doesn't care." His every thought [concludes], "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 He always seems to succeed. Your judgments are beyond his understanding. He spits at all his opponents. 5 His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies.
6 He says to himself, "Nothing can shake me. I'll never face any 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, deception, and oppression. Trouble and wrongdoing are on the tip of his tongue. 7 His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
8 He waits in ambush in the villages. From his hiding places he kills innocent people. His eyes are on the lookout for victims. 8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims.
9 He lies in his hiding place like a lion in his den. He hides there to catch oppressed people. He catches oppressed people when he draws them 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 [His] victims are crushed. They collapse, and they fall under [the weight of] his power. 10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
11 He says to himself, "God has forgotten. He has hidden his face. He will never see it!" 11 He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees."
12 Arise, O LORD! Lift your hand, O God. Do not forget oppressed people! 12 Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why does the wicked person despise God? Why does he say to himself, "God doesn't care"? 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]; yes, you have taken note of trouble and grief and placed them under your control. The victim entrusts himself to you. You alone have been the helper of orphans. 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 arm of the wicked and evil person. Punish his wickedness until you find 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. The nations have vanished from his land. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
17 You have heard the desire of oppressed people, O LORD. You encourage them. You pay close attention to them 17 You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 in order to provide justice for orphans and oppressed people so that no mere mortal will terrify them again. 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.