In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
    let them (A)be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
For the wicked (B)boasts of the desires of his soul,
    and the one greedy for gain (C)curses[a] and (D)renounces the Lord.
In the pride of his face[b] the wicked does not (E)seek him;[c]
    all his thoughts are, (F)“There is no God.”
His ways prosper at all times;
    your judgments are on high, (G)out of his sight;
    as for all his foes, he (H)puffs at them.
He (I)says in his heart, “I shall not be moved;
    throughout all generations I (J)shall not meet adversity.”
(K)His mouth is filled with cursing and (L)deceit and (M)oppression;
    (N)under his tongue are (O)mischief and (P)iniquity.
He sits in ambush in the villages;
    in (Q)hiding places he murders the innocent.
His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
    he lurks in ambush like (R)a lion in his (S)thicket;
he (T)lurks that he may seize the poor;
    he seizes the poor when he draws him into his (U)net.
10 The helpless are crushed, sink down,
    and fall by his might.
11 He says in his heart, “God has forgotten,
    he has (V)hidden his face, he (W)will never see it.”

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 10:3 Or and he blesses the one greedy for gain
  2. Psalm 10:4 Or of his anger
  3. Psalm 10:4 Or the wicked says, “He will not call to account”

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