|1||Why standest thou
afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of
|2||The wicked in
his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in
that they have imagined.
||wicked in his pride|
|3||For the wicked
boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom
the LORD abhorreth.
|4||The wicked, through
the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God
is not in all his thoughts.
|5||His ways are always
grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as
for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
|6||He hath said in his
heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in
|7||His mouth is full of
cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and
||full of cursing R310-18|
|8||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.
|9||He lieth in wait
secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he
catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong
|11||He hath said in his
heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
|12||Arise, O LORD; O
God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
||lift up thine hand|
|13||Wherefore doth the
wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require
|14||Thou hast seen
it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it
with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the
of the fatherless.
|15||Break thou the arm
of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till
thou find none.
|16||The LORD is
King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
||The LORD is King|
|17||LORD, thou hast
heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou
cause thine ear to hear:
|18||To judge the
fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more
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