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1 Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? 1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off ? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
2 In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived. 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, [yea], contemneth Jehovah. 3 He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, [saith], He will not require [it]. 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 firm at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them. 5 His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies.
6 He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; To all generations I shall not be in adversity. 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 oppression: Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity. 7 His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
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 helpless. 8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims.
9 He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert; He lieth in wait to catch the poor: He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in 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 He croucheth, he boweth down, And the helpless fall by his strong ones. 10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
11 He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten; He hideth 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 Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand: Forget not the poor. 12 Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require [it]? 13 Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"?
14 Thou hast seen [it]; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: The helpless committeth [himself] unto thee; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless. 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 thou the arm of the wicked; And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none. 15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out.
16 Jehovah is King for ever and ever: The nations are perished out of his land. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
17 Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear; 17 You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more. 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.