Compare Translations for Psalm 10:18

Psalm 10:18 ASV
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.
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Psalm 10:18 BBE
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.
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Psalm 10:18 CEB
to establish justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that people of the land will never again be terrified.
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Psalm 10:18 CJB
to give justice to the fatherless and oppressed, so that no one on earth will strike terror again.
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Psalm 10:18 RHE
(9-39) To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.
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Psalm 10:18 ESV
to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
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Psalm 10:18 GW
in order to provide justice for orphans and oppressed people so that no mere mortal will terrify them again.
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Psalm 10:18 GNT
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.
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Psalm 10:18 HNV
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the eretz may terrify no more.
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Psalm 10:18 CSB
doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed, so that men of the earth may terrify [them] no more.
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Psalm 10:18 KJV
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress .
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Psalm 10:18 LEB
to render judgment [for the] fatherless and [the] oppressed [so that] a [mere] mortal from the earth will no longer cause terror.
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Psalm 10:18 NAS
To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.
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Psalm 10:18 NCV
Protect the orphans and put an end to suffering so they will no longer be afraid of evil people. For the director of music. Of David.
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Psalm 10:18 NIRV
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.
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Psalm 10:18 NIV
defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.
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Psalm 10:18 NKJV
To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.
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Psalm 10:18 NLT
You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so people can no longer terrify them.
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Psalm 10:18 NRS
to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that those from earth may strike terror no more.
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Psalm 10:18 RSV
to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
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Psalm 10:18 DBY
To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed one, that the man of the earth may terrify no more.
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Psalm 10:18 MSG
Orphans get parents, the homeless get homes. The reign of terror is over, the rule of the gang lords is ended.
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Psalm 10:18 WBT
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
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Psalm 10:18 TMB
to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
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Psalm 10:18 TNIV
defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
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Psalm 10:18 WEB
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may terrify no more.
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Psalm 10:18 WYC
To deem for the motherless and meek; that a man presume no more to make himself great on earth. (And thou shalt judge in favour of the motherless, and the fatherless, and the humble; so that no longer shall anyone presume to make themselves great upon the earth.)
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Psalm 10:18 YLT
To judge the fatherless and bruised: He addeth no more to oppress -- man of the earth!
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Psalms 10 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 10

The psalmist complains of the wickedness of the wicked. (1-11) He prays to God to appear for the relief of his people. (12-18)

Verses 1-11 God's withdrawings are very grievous to his people, especially in times of trouble. We stand afar off from God by our unbelief, and then complain that God stands afar off from us. Passionate words against bad men do more hurt than good; if we speak of their badness, let it be to the Lord in prayer; he can make them better. The sinner proudly glories in his power and success. Wicked people will not seek after God, that is, will not call upon him. They live without prayer, and that is living without God. They have many thoughts, many objects and devices, but think not of the Lord in any of them; they have no submission to his will, nor aim for his glory. The cause of this is pride. Men think it below them to be religious. They could not break all the laws of justice and goodness toward man, if they had not first shaken off all sense of religion.

Verses 12-18 The psalmist speaks with astonishment, at the wickedness of the wicked, and at the patience and forbearance of God. God prepares the heart for prayer, by kindling holy desires, and strengthening our most holy faith, fixing the thoughts, and raising the affections, and then he graciously accepts the prayer. The preparation of the heart is from the Lord, and we must seek unto him for it. Let the poor, afflicted, persecuted, or tempted believer recollect, that Satan is the prince of this world, and that he is the father of all the ungodly. The children of God cannot expect kindness, truth, or justice from such persons as crucified the Lord of glory. But this once suffering Jesus, now reigns as King over all the earth, and of his dominion there shall be no end. Let us commit ourselves unto him, humbly trusting in his mercy. He will rescue the believer from every temptation, and break the arm of every wicked oppressor, and bruise Satan under our feet shortly. But in heaven alone will all sin and temptation be shut out, though in this life the believer has a foretaste of deliverance.

Psalms 10 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 10

Psalms 10:1-18 . The Psalmist mourns God's apparent indifference to his troubles, which are aggravated by the successful malice, blasphemy, pride, deceit, and profanity of the wicked. On the just and discriminating providence of God he relies for the destruction of their false security, and the defense of the needy.

1. These are, of course, figurative terms (compare Psalms 7:6 , 13:1 , &c.).
hidest--Supply "thine eyes" or "face."

2. Literally, "In pride of the wicked they (the poor or humble, Psalms 10:17 , Psalms 12:5 ) shall be taken in the devices they (the proud) have imagined."

3. heart's--or, "soul's."
desire--that is, his success in evil.
and blesseth, &c.--he (the wicked) blesseth the covetous, he despiseth the Lord.

4. The face expresses the self-conceit, whose fruit is practical atheism ( Psalms 14:1 ).

5, 6. Such is his confidence in the permanence of his way or course of life, that he disregards God's providential government (out of sight, because he will not look, Isaiah 26:11 ), sneers at his enemies, and boasts perpetual freedom from evil.

7-10. The malignity and deceit ( Psalms 140:3 ) of such are followed by acts combining cunning, fraud, and violence (compare Proverbs 1:11 Proverbs 1:18 ), aptly illustrated by the habits of the lion, and of hunters taking their prey. "Poor," in Psalms 10:8 Psalms 10:10 Psalms 10:14 , represents a word peculiar to this Psalm, meaning the sad or sorrowful; in Psalms 10:9 , as usual, it means the pious or meek sufferer.

8. eyes . . . privily--He watches with half-closed eyes, appearing not to see.

10. croucheth--as a lion gathers himself into as small compass as possible to make the greater spring.
fall by his strong ones--The figure of the lion is dropped, and this phrase means the accomplices of the chief or leading wicked man.

11. As before, such conduct implies disbelief or disregard of God's government.

12. (Compare Psalms 9:19 , 3:7 ).
the humble--(Compare Psalms 10:17 , and Margin.)
lift up thine hand--exert thy power.

13, 14. It is in vain to suppose God will overlook sin, however forbearing; for He carefully examines or beholds all wickedness, and will mark it by His providential (Thine hand) punishment.

14. mischief and spite--provocation and trouble of the sufferer (compare Psalms 6:7 , 7:14 ).
committeth--or, "leaves (his burden) on Thee."

15. arm--power.
till thou find none--So far from not requiting ( Psalms 10:11 Psalms 10:13 ), God will utterly destroy the wicked and his deeds ( Psalms 9:5 Psalms 9:6 , 34:16 , 37:36 ).

16-18. God reigns. The wicked, if for a time successful, shall be cut off. He hears and confirms the hearts of His suffering people ( Psalms 112:7 ), executes justice for the feeble, and represses the pride and violence of conceited, though frail, men (compare Psalms 9:16 ).