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Salme 10

Det stolte menneske

1Hvorfor er du så langt væk, Herre,
    når jeg har allermest brug for dig?
De gudløse undertrykker frækt de svage,
    fanger dem med listige intriger.
De praler af deres onde planer,
    roser de grådige, men håner Herren.
De er stolte og regner ikke med Gud.
    De mener, han slet ikke eksisterer.
De ser ud til at klare sig godt.
    De ænser ikke straffen, der venter dem.
        De blæser på deres modstandere.
„Intet kan slå os ud,” siger de.
    „Vi klarer alle problemer.”
De har munden fuld af forbandelser, løgn og trusler,
    deres ord skaber altid ødelæggelse.
De ligger på lur i mørket og myrder de uskyldige,
    de venter altid på et hjælpeløst bytte.
Som løver kryber de sammen, klar til spring,
    venter på at kaste sig over de svage.
Som jægere fanger de deres ofre i fælden
    og slæber dem bort i deres net.
10 De svage overmandes og segner,
    falder under de gudløses magt.
11 „Gud opdager det ikke,” siger de onde,
    „han vil aldrig få noget at vide.”

12 Grib ind, Herre! Løft din hånd og slå dem ned.
    Glem ikke de svage og undertrykte.
13 Skal de onde have lov at håne dig
    og sige: „Han vil ikke kræve os til regnskab.”?
14 Herre, du ser hver eneste ond handling.
    Du ser det og straffer dem.
De nødstedte regner med dig, Gud,
    for du er den, der hjælper de svage.
15 Sæt en stopper for de ondes adfærd,
    drag dem til ansvar for alle deres forbrydelser.

16 Herre, du er konge for evigt og altid.
    De gudløse skal ikke bo i dit land.
17 Herre, du ved, hvad de undertrykte længes efter.
    Du hører deres suk og trøster dem.
18 Du forsvarer de sårbare og svage,
    så ingen skal terrorisere dem længere.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 10

Psalm 10

Lord, why are you so far away?
    Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

An evil person is proud and hunts down those who are weak.
    He catches weak people by making clever plans.
He brags about what his heart desires.
    He speaks well of those who always want more.
    He attacks the Lord with his words.
Because he is proud, that evil person doesn’t turn to the Lord.
    There is no room for God in any of his thoughts.
Everything always goes well for him.
    So he is proud.
He doesn’t want to have anything to do with God’s laws.
    He makes fun of all his enemies.
He says to himself, “I will always be secure.”
    He promises himself, “No one will ever harm me.”
His mouth is full of lies and warnings.
    With his tongue he speaks evil and makes trouble.

Sinful people hide and wait near the villages.
    From their hiding places they murder people who aren’t guilty.
    They watch in secret for those they want to attack.
They hide and wait like a lion in the bushes.
    From their hiding places they wait to catch those who are helpless.
    They catch them and drag them off in their nets.
10 Those they have attacked are beaten up. They fall to the ground.
    They fall because their attackers are too strong for them.
11 Sinful people say to themselves, “God will never notice.
    He covers his face. He never sees us.”

12 Lord, rise up! God, show your power!
    Don’t forget those who are helpless.
13 Why do sinful people attack you with their words?
    Why do they say to themselves,
    “He won’t hold us accountable”?
14 God, you see the problems of people in trouble.
    You take note of their pain. You do something about it.
So those who are attacked place themselves in your care.
    You help children whose fathers have died.
15 Take away the power of sinful people.
    Hold them accountable for the evil things they do.
    Uncover all the evil they have done.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever.
    The nations will disappear from his land.
17 Lord, you hear the desires of those who are hurting.
    You cheer them up and give them hope.
    You listen to their cries.
18 You stand up for those whose fathers have died
    and for those who have been treated badly.
You do it so that mere human beings made of dust
    may not terrify others anymore.