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Psalm 10:2 ASV
In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.
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Psalm 10:2 BBE
The evil-doer in his pride is cruel to the poor; let him be taken by the tricks of his invention.
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Psalm 10:2 CEB
Meanwhile, the wicked are proudly in hot pursuit of those who suffer. Let them get caught in the very same schemes they've thought up!
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Psalm 10:2 CJB
The wicked in their arrogance hunt down the poor, who get caught in the schemes they think up.
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Psalm 10:2 RHE
(9-23) Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise.
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Psalm 10:2 ESV
In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
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Psalm 10:2 GW
The wicked person arrogantly pursues oppressed people. He will be caught in the schemes that he planned.
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Psalm 10:2 GNT
The wicked are proud and persecute the poor; catch them in the traps they have made.
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Psalm 10:2 HNV
In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak; They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
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Psalm 10:2 CSB
In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue the afflicted; let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
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Psalm 10:2 KJV
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined .
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Psalm 10:2 LEB
In arrogance [the] wicked persecutes [the] poor. Let them be caught in [the] schemes that they devised,
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Psalm 10:2 NAS
In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
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Psalm 10:2 NCV
Proudly the wicked chase down those who suffer. Let them be caught in their own traps.
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Psalm 10:2 NIRV
An evil person is proud and hunts down those who are weak. He catches weak people by making clever plans.
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Psalm 10:2 NIV
In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
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Psalm 10:2 NKJV
The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
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Psalm 10:2 NLT
Proud and wicked people viciously oppress the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.
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Psalm 10:2 NRS
In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor— let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
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Psalm 10:2 RSV
In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes which they have devised.
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Psalm 10:2 DBY
The wicked, in his pride, doth hotly pursue the afflicted. They shall be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
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Psalm 10:2 MSG
Full of hot air, the wicked are hot on the trail of the poor. Trip them up, tangle them up in their fine-tuned plots.
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Psalm 10:2 WBT
The wicked in [his] pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
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Psalm 10:2 TMB
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor; let them be caught in the devices that they have contrived.
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Psalm 10:2 TNIV
In their arrogance the wicked hunt down the weak, catching them in the schemes they devise.
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Psalm 10:2 WEB
In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak; They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
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Psalm 10:2 WYC
While the wicked man waxeth proud, the poor man is burnt; they be taken in the wicked counsels, which they thinked. (While the wicked grow proud, the poor be persecuted; let the wicked be caught in the wicked plans, which they themselves have thought out.)
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Psalm 10:2 YLT
Through the pride of the wicked, Is the poor inflamed, They are caught in devices that they devised.
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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 ).