10 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble? 2 The wicked in his pride [a]persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
3 For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; [b]He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord. 4 The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; [c]God is in none of his thoughts.
5 His ways [d]are always prospering; Your judgments are far above, out of his sight; As for all his enemies, he sneers at them. 6 He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity.” 7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.
8 He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the secret places he murders the innocent; His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless. 9 He lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den; He lies in wait to catch the poor; He catches the poor when he draws him into his net. 10 So [e]he crouches, he lies low, That the helpless may fall by his [f]strength. 11 He has said in his heart, “God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see.”
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