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.

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

Salmos 10

Lámed

1¿Por qué, Señor, te mantienes distante?
    ¿Por qué te escondes en momentos de angustia?
Con arrogancia persigue el malvado al indefenso,
    pero se enredará en sus propias artimañas.
El malvado hace alarde de su propia codicia;
    alaba al ambicioso y menosprecia al Señor.
El malvado va con la cabeza levantada,
    y no da lugar a Dios en sus pensamientos.
Todas sus empresas son siempre exitosas;
    tan altos y alejados de él están tus juicios
    que se burla de todos sus enemigos.
Y se dice a sí mismo: «Nada me hará caer.
    Siempre seré feliz. Nunca tendré problemas».

Pe

Llena está su boca de maldiciones,
    de mentiras y amenazas;
    bajo su lengua esconde maldad y violencia.
Se pone al acecho en las aldeas,
    se esconde en espera de sus víctimas,
    y asesina a mansalva al inocente.

Ayin

Cual león en su guarida se agazapa,
    listo para atrapar al indefenso;
    le cae encima y lo arrastra en su red.
10 Bajo el peso de su poder,
    sus víctimas caen por tierra.
11 Se dice a sí mismo: «Dios se ha olvidado.
    Se cubre el rostro. Nunca ve nada».

Qof

12 ¡Levántate, Señor!
    ¡Levanta, oh Dios, tu brazo!
    ¡No te olvides de los indefensos!
13 ¿Por qué te ha de menospreciar el malvado?
    ¿Por qué ha de pensar que no le pedirás cuentas?

Resh

14 Pero tú ves la opresión y la violencia,
    las tomas en cuenta y te harás cargo de ellas.
Las víctimas confían en ti;
    tú eres la ayuda de los huérfanos.

Shin

15 ¡Rómpeles el brazo al malvado y al impío!
    ¡Pídeles cuentas de su maldad,
    y haz que desaparezcan por completo!

16 El Señor es rey eterno;
    los paganos serán borrados de su tierra.

Tav

17 Tú, Señor, escuchas la petición de los indefensos,
    les infundes aliento y atiendes su clamor.
18 Tú defiendes al huérfano y al oprimido,
    para que el hombre, hecho de tierra,
    no siga ya sembrando el terror.