Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.10.2 The wicked…: Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth persecute
For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.10.3 heart’s: Heb. soul’s10.3 blesseth…: or, the covetous blesseth himself, he abhorreth the LORD
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.10.4 God is…: or, all his thoughts are, There is no God
His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.10.6 never: Heb. unto generation and generation
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.10.7 deceit: Heb. deceits10.7 vanity: or, iniquity
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.10.8 are…: Heb. hide themselves
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.10.9 secretly: Heb. in the secret places
He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.10.10 He…: Heb. He breaketh himself10.10 by…: or, into his strong parts
He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.