Psalm 10:1-18 NIV84

Psalm 10:1-18 NIV84 [1] Why, O 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 of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord. [4] In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. [5] His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies. [6] He says to himself, "Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy and never have trouble." [7] His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue. [8] He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims. [9] He lies in wait like a lion in cover; 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 has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees." [12] Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. [13] Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"? [14] But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. [15] Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out. [16] The Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. [17] You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, [18] defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.

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