Psalm 10:5

5 His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected bya him; he sneers at all his enemies.

Read Psalm 10:5 Using Other Translations

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, out of his sight; as for all his foes, he puffs at them.
Yet they succeed in everything they do. They do not see your punishment awaiting them. They sneer at all their enemies.

What does Psalm 10:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 10:5

His ways are always grievous
To God and to his people; or, "his ways cause terror" F1, so Aben Ezra; make men fear; as antichrist has made the whole world tremble at him, ( Revelation 13:4 ) ; or, "his ways are defiled", as the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin render it; for to him is nothing pure, his mind and conscience being defiled, ( Titus 1:15 ) ; or, "his ways always remain" F2; they are always the same, there is no change in them for the better: or they "prosper" F3 as Jarchi interprets it; and this is sometimes stumbling to the saints, ( Jeremiah 12:1 ) ( Psalms 73:2 Psalms 73:3 ) ;

thy judgments [are] far above, out of his sight:
meaning either the laws, statutes, and commandments of God, which are not taken notice of by him; but his own decrees or orders are set in the room of them; or the examples of punishment inflicted on wicked men, as on the old world, on Sodom and Gomorrah, the Egyptians, and other nations; these are not regarded, when they should be a terror to him;

[as for] all his enemies, he puffeth at them;
who are the poor saints, and are looked upon by antichrist as feeble creatures, and all their efforts against him and his kingdom are treated with contempt: he blows upon them, and suggests that he can cause them to fall with the breath of his mouth, or strike them down with a straw or a feather; see ( Psalms 12:6 ) .


F1 (wlyxy) "terrent", Cocceius.
F2 "Permanent sive perdurant", Lutherus, Gejerus.
F3 "Prosperantur", Musculus, Calvin, Ainsworth, Piscator.
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