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Psalm 10:1-2 International Standard Version (ISV)

A Prayer for Judging the Wicked

10 [a]Why do you stand far away, Lord?
    Why do you hide in times of distress?
The wicked one arrogantly pursues the afflicted,[b]
    who are trapped in the schemes he devises.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 10:1 Psalms 9 & 10 constitute a single psalm in the LXX.
  2. Psalm 10:2 Or the poor
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Psalm 10:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 10[a]

Why, Lord, do you stand far off?
    Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
    who are caught in the schemes he devises.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 10:1 Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
New International Version (NIV)

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