Psalms - Chapter 10 | New King James Version

  • 1. Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble?
  • 2. The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
  • 3. For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord.
  • 4. The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.
  • 5. His ways are always prospering; Your judgments are far above, out of his sight; As for all his enemies, he sneers at them.
  • 6. He has said in his heart, "I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity."
  • 7. His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. He lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den; He lies in wait to catch the poor; He catches the poor when he draws him into his net.
  • 10. So he crouches, he lies low, That the helpless may fall by his strength.
  • 11. He has said in his heart, "God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see."
  • 12. Arise, O Lord! O God, lift up Your hand! Do not forget the humble.
  • 13. Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, "You will not require an account."
  • 14. But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, To repay it by Your hand. The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.
  • 15. Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man; Seek out his wickedness until You find none.
  • 16. The Lord is King forever and ever; The nations have perished out of His land.
  • 17. Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear,
  • 18. To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.