New American Standard Bible

Psalm 10

A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked.

1Why do You stand afar off, O Lord?
Why do You hide [a]Yourself in times of trouble?
In pride the wicked [b]hotly pursue the afflicted;
[c]Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire,
And [d]the greedy man curses and spurns the Lord.
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him.
All his [e]thoughts are, “There is no God.”

His ways [f]prosper at all times;
Your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.
He says to himself, “I will not be moved;
[g]Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity.”
His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
In the hiding places he kills the innocent;
His eyes [h]stealthily watch for the [i]unfortunate.
He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his [j]lair;
He lurks to catch the afflicted;
He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.
10 He [k]crouches, he [l]bows down,
And the [m]unfortunate fall [n]by his mighty ones.
11 He says to himself, “God has forgotten;
He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”

12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up Your hand.
Do not forget the afflicted.
13 Why has the wicked spurned God?
He has said to himself, “You will not require it.”
14 You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to [o]take it into Your hand.
The [p]unfortunate commits himself to You;
You have been the helper of the orphan.
15 Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,
[q]Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

16 The Lord is King forever and ever;
Nations have perished from His land.
17 O Lord, You have heard the desire of the [r]humble;
You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
18 To [s]vindicate the orphan and the oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 10:1 Or Your eyes
  2. Psalm 10:2 Lit burn
  3. Psalm 10:2 Or They will be caught
  4. Psalm 10:3 Or blesses the greedy man
  5. Psalm 10:4 Or plots
  6. Psalm 10:5 Lit are strong
  7. Psalm 10:6 Lit To
  8. Psalm 10:8 Lit lie in wait
  9. Psalm 10:8 Or poor
  10. Psalm 10:9 Or thicket
  11. Psalm 10:10 Or is crushed
  12. Psalm 10:10 Or is bowed down
  13. Psalm 10:10 Or poor
  14. Psalm 10:10 Or into his claws
  15. Psalm 10:14 Lit put, give
  16. Psalm 10:14 Or poor
  17. Psalm 10:15 Or May You seek
  18. Psalm 10:17 Or afflicted
  19. Psalm 10:18 Lit judge

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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.