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PSALMS · Chapter 10
10:1 Why stand you far off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of
10:2 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD detests.
10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
10:5 His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them.
10:6 He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
10:8 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent: his eyes are privately set against the poor.
10:9 He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor, when he draws him into his net.
10:10 He crouches, and humbles himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
10:11 He has said in his heart, God has forgotten: he hides his face; he will never see it.
10:12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: forget not the humble.
10:13 Wherefore does the wicked contemn God? he has said in his heart, You will not require it.
10:14 You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite, to requite it with your hand: the poor commits himself unto you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
10:15 Break you the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till you find none.
10:16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
10:17 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:
10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
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