Psalm 10 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, why are you so far away? 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 An evil person is proud and hunts down those who are weak. He catches weak people by making clever plans. 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
3 He brags about what his heart longs for. He speaks well of those who always want more. He attacks the LORD with his words. 3 He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
4 Because he is proud, that evil person doesn't turn to the Lord. There is no room for God in any of his thoughts. 4 In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
5 Everything always goes well for him. So he is proud. He doesn't want to have anything to do with God's laws. He makes fun of all of his enemies. 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, "I will always be secure. I will always be happy. I'll never have 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 curses and lies and warnings. With his tongue he speaks evil and makes trouble. 7 His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
8 Sinful people hide and wait near the villages. From their hiding places they murder those who aren't guilty of doing anything wrong. They watch in secret for those they want to attack. 8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims.
9 They hide and wait like a lion in the bushes. From their hiding places they wait to catch those who are helpless. They catch them and drag them off in their nets. 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 Those they have attacked are beaten up. They fall to the ground. They fall because their attackers are too strong for them. 10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
11 Sinful people say to themselves, "God doesn't pay any attention. He covers his face. He never sees us." 11 He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees."
12 Lord, rise up! God, show your power! Don't forget those who are helpless. 12 Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why do sinful people attack you with their words? Why do they say to themselves, "He won't hold us accountable"? 13 Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"?
14 God, you see trouble and sadness. You take note of it. You do something about it. So those who are attacked place themselves in your care. You help children whose fathers have died. 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 Take away the power of bad and sinful people. Hold them accountable for the evil things they do. Uncover all the evil they have done. 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 will disappear from his land. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
17 Lord, you hear the longings of those who are hurting. You cheer them up and give them hope. You listen to their cries. 17 You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 You stand up for those whose fathers have died and for those who have been beaten down. You do it so that no one made of dust may terrify others anymore. 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.