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Psalm 10:13

13 Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, “He won’t call me to account”?

Read Psalm 10:13 Using Other Translations

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, "You will not call to account"?
Why do the wicked get away with despising God? They think, “God will never call us to account.”

What does Psalm 10:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 10:13

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God?
&c.] God may be said to be contemned or despised, when his being, perfections, and providence are denied, or called in question, or abused, ( Psalms 10:9 Psalms 10:11 ) ; when his word is derided, the great things of his law are counted as a strange thing ( Hosea 8:12 ) , and the truths of his Gospel are reckoned foolishness; and instead of these, the decrees, doctrines, and traditions of men, are set up, as by antichrist; and when his ministers, and especially his Son, are treated with disdain, ( Luke 10:16 ) ;

he hath said in his heart, thou wilt not require [it],
or "seek [it]" {i}; or inquire after it, his iniquity; the sense is, that God will make no inquiry after sin, and bring it into judgment, unto account, and under examination; or will not make inquisition, that is, for blood, for the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus, shed by antichrist; or will not require it at his hands, or recompense vengeance for it: all which is false and vain; the contrary to it will be found true.


FOOTNOTES:

F9 (vwrdt al) "te non inquisiturum", Piscator, Michaelis; so Ainsworth.
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