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Psalm 10:8 ASV
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.
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Psalm 10:8 BBE
He is waiting in the dark places of the towns: in the secret places he puts to death those who have done no wrong: his eyes are secretly turned against the poor.
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Psalm 10:8 CEB
They wait in a place perfect for ambush; from their hiding places they kill innocent people; their eyes spot those who are helpless.
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Psalm 10:8 CJB
He waits near settlements in ambush and kills an innocent man in secret; his eyes are on the hunt for the helpless.
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Psalm 10:8 RHE
(9-29) He sitteth in ambush with the rich, in private places, that he may kill the innocent.
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Psalm 10:8 ESV
He sits in ambush in the villages; in hiding places he murders the innocent. His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
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Psalm 10:8 GW
He waits in ambush in the villages. From his hiding places he kills innocent people. His eyes are on the lookout for victims.
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Psalm 10:8 GNT
They hide themselves in the villages, waiting to murder innocent people. They spy on their helpless victims;
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Psalm 10:8 HNV
He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
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Psalm 10:8 CSB
He waits in ambush near the villages; he kills the innocent in secret places; his eyes are on the lookout for the helpless.
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Psalm 10:8 KJV
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 poor.
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Psalm 10:8 LEB
He sits in ambush in villages; in the hiding places he kills [the] innocent. His eyes {lurk} for [the] helpless.
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Psalm 10:8 NAS
He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.
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Psalm 10:8 NCV
They hide near the villages. They look for innocent people to kill; they watch in secret for the helpless.
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Psalm 10:8 NIRV
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.
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Psalm 10:8 NIV
He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims.
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Psalm 10:8 NKJV
He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the secret places he murders the innocent; His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless.
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Psalm 10:8 NLT
They lurk in dark alleys, murdering the innocent who pass by. They are always searching for some helpless victim.
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Psalm 10:8 NRS
They sit in ambush in the villages; in hiding places they murder the innocent. Their eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
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Psalm 10:8 RSV
He sits in ambush in the villages; in hiding places he murders the innocent. His eyes stealthily watch for the hapless,
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Psalm 10:8 DBY
He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in the secret places doth he slay the innocent: his eyes watch for the wretched.
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Psalm 10:8 MSG
They hide behind ordinary people, then pounce on their victims.
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Psalm 10:8 WBT
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 poor.
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Psalm 10:8 TMB
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages; in secret places doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are privily set against the poor.
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Psalm 10:8 TNIV
They lie in wait near the villages; from ambush they murder the innocent. Their eyes watch in secret for their victims;
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Psalm 10:8 WEB
He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
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Psalm 10:8 WYC
He sitteth in ambushes with rich men in privates; to slay the innocent man. His eyes behold cruelly on the poor man; (He sitteth in ambush in villages; to secretly kill the innocent. His eyes look cruelly upon the poor;)
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Psalm 10:8 YLT
He doth sit in an ambush of the villages, In secret places he doth slay the innocent. His eyes for the afflicted watch secretly,
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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 ).