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- Ps 10
Why Do You Hide Yourself?
101Why, O Lord, do you stand kfar away?
Why ldo you hide yourself in mtimes of trouble?
2In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
let them nbe caught in the schemes that they have devised.
3For the wicked oboasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain pcurses1 and qrenounces the Lord.
4In the pride of his face2 the wicked does not qseek him;3
all his thoughts are, r“There is no God.”
5His ways prosper at all times;
your judgments are on high, sout of his sight;
as for all his foes, he tpuffs at them.
6He usays in his heart, “I shall not be moved;
throughout all generations I vshall not meet adversity.”
7wHis mouth is filled with cursing and xdeceit and yoppression;
zunder his tongue are amischief and biniquity.
8He sits in ambush in the villages;
in chiding places he murders the innocent.
His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
9 he lurks in ambush like da lion in his ethicket;
he flurks that he may seize the poor;
he seizes the poor when he draws him into his gnet.
10The helpless are crushed, sink down,
and fall by his might.
11He says in his heart, “God has forgotten,
he has hhidden his face, he iwill never see it.”
12jArise, O Lord; O God, klift up your hand;
lforget not the afflicted.
13Why does the wicked mrenounce God
and say in his heart, “You will not ncall to account”?
14But you do see, for you onote mischief and vexation,
that you may take it into your hands;
to you the helpless pcommits himself;
you have been qthe helper of the fatherless.
15rBreak the arm of the wicked and evildoer;
scall his wickedness to account till you find none.
16tThe Lord is king forever and ever;
the unations perish from his land.
17O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will vstrengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
18to wdo justice to the fatherless and xthe oppressed,
so that yman who is of the earth may strike terror no more.