Psalms 10



1 ל Why standest Thou afar·​·off, O Jehovah?
Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of adversity?

2 In his pride a wicked one chases the afflicted;
let them be caught in the schemes which they have thought out.

3 For a wicked one praises·​·himself over the lusting of his soul,
and his gain he blesses;
he disdains Jehovah.

4 A wicked one according·​·to the loftiness of his face inquires· not ·after Him.
There is no God in all of his schemes.

5 His ways travail at all times; Thy judgments are high from in·​·front·​·of him;
all are his adversaries; he puffs at them.

6 He says in his heart, I shall not be moved,
to generation and generation, I am he who is not in evil.

7 His mouth is·​·full of an oath and deceits and fraud;
under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.

8 He sits in ambush in the courts;
in hiding he kills the innocent:
his eyes are·​·secretly against the unfortunate.

9 He sets·​·an·​·ambush in hiding as a lion;
in his shelter he sets·​·an·​·ambush to catch the afflicted;
he catches the afflicted when he draws him in his net.

10 He crushes, he bows·​·down,
and the unfortunate one falls by his numerous ones.

11 He says in his heart, God* has forgotten;
He hides His face, He will not see it perpetually.

12 ק Arise, O Jehovah;
O God, lift·​·up Thy hand:
forget not the afflicted.

13 Why does one who is wicked disdain God?
He says in his heart, Thou wilt not inquire·​·after me?

14 ר Thou seest; for Thou lookest·​·upon mischief and provocation,
to give with Thy hand;
the unfortunate one leaves himself unto Thee;
Thou art a helper to the orphan.

15 ש Break Thou the arm of the wicked;
and as for one who is evil, inquire·​·after his wickedness until Thou findest nothing.

16 Jehovah is King to eternity and forever;
the nations have perished from His land.

17 ת The longing of the meek Thou hast heard, O Jehovah;
Thou wilt establish their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to attend:

18 to judge the orphan and the contrite,
so that a man from the earth may not still add to terrify.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.