Psalms 10:1-11

1 [a]Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
3 He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
5 His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by[b] him; he sneers at all his enemies.
6 He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”
7 His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
9 like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
11 He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.”

Cross References 18

  • 1. Psalms 22:1,11; Psalms 35:22; Psalms 38:21; Psalms 71:12
  • 2. Psalms 13:1
  • 3. ver 9; S Job 20:19
  • 4. Psalms 49:6; Psalms 94:4; Jeremiah 48:30
  • 5. S Job 1:5
  • 6. Psalms 14:1; Psalms 36:1
  • 7. Psalms 18:27; Psalms 101:5; Proverbs 6:17; Isaiah 13:11; Jeremiah 48:29
  • 8. Revelation 18:7
  • 9. Romans 3:14*
  • 10. Psalms 73:8; Psalms 119:134; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Isaiah 30:12
  • 11. S Job 20:12; Psalms 140:3
  • 12. Psalms 37:32; Psalms 59:3; Psalms 71:10; Proverbs 1:11; Jeremiah 5:26; Micah 7:2
  • 13. Hosea 6:9; Psalms 94:6
  • 14. S ver 2; Psalms 17:12; Psalms 59:3; Psalms 140:5
  • 15. S Job 18:8
  • 16. S Job 9:17
  • 17. Job 22:13; Psalms 42:9; Psalms 77:9
  • 18. S Job 22:14

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
  • [b]. See Septuagint; Hebrew "/ they are haughty, and your laws are far from"
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