10:1 Why standest Thou afar off, O the Lord? Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?

10:2 Through the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued, they are taken in the devices that they have imagined.

10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and the covetous vaunteth himself, though he contemn the Lord.

10:4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith: 'He will not require'; all his thoughts are: 'There is no God.'

10:5 His ways prosper at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

10:6 He saith in his heart: 'I shall not be moved, I who to all generations shall not be in adversity.'

10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

10:8 He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in secret places doth he slay the innocent; his eyes are on the watch for the helpless.

10:9 He lieth in wait in a secret place as a lion in his lair, he lieth in wait to catch the poor; he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him up in his net.

10:10 He croucheth, he boweth down, and the helpless fall into his mighty claws.

10:11 He hath said in his heart: 'God hath forgotten; He hideth His face; He will never see.'

10:12 Arise, O the Lord; O God, lift up Thy hand; forget not the humble.

10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, and say in his heart: 'Thou wilt not require'?

10:14 Thou hast seen; for Thou beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite them with Thy hand; unto Thee the helpless committeth himself; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

10:15 Break Thou the arm of the wicked; and as for the evil man, search out his wickedness, till none be found.

10:16 the Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations are perished out of His land.

10:17 the Lord, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble: Thou wilt direct their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to attend;

10:18 To right the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.



Hebrew Transliteration

10:1 lâmâh Adonay ta`amodh berâchoq ta`liym le`ittoth batsârâh

10:2 begha'avath râshâ` yidhlaq `âniy yittâphesu bimzimmoth zu châshâbhu

10:3 kiy-hillêl râshâ` `al-ta'avath naphsho ubhotsêa` bêrêkh ni'êts Adonay

10:4 râshâ` keghobhah 'appo bal-yidhrosh 'êyn 'elohiym kol-mezimmothâyv

10:5 yâchiylu dhârkv [dherâkhâyv] bekhol-`êth mârom mishpâtheykha minneghdokol-tsorerâyv yâphiyach bâhem

10:6 'âmar belibbo bal-'emmoth ledhorvâdhor 'asher lo'-bherâ`

10:7 'âlâh piyhu mâlê' umirmoth vâthokh tachathleshono `âmâl vâ'âven

10:8 yêshêbh bema'rabh chatsêriym bammistâriymyaharogh nâqiy `êynâyv lechêlekhâh yitsponu

10:9 ye'erobh bammistârke'aryêh bhesukkoh ye'erobh lachathoph `âniy yachthoph `âniy bemoshkhobherishto

10:10 vaddâkhah [yidhkeh] yâshoach venâphal ba`atsumâyvchelkâ'iym [chêyl] [kâ'iym]

10:11 'âmar belibbo shâkhach 'êl histiyrpânâyv bal-râ'âh lânetsach

10:12 qumâh Adonay 'êl nesâ' yâdhekha'al-tishkach `aniyyiym [`anâviym]

10:13 `al-meh ni'êts râshâ` 'elohiym'âmar belibbo lo' tidhrosh

10:14 râ'ithâh kiy-'attâh `âmâl vâkha`as tabbiythlâthêth beyâdhekha `âleykha ya`azobh chêlekhâh yâthom 'attâh hâyiythâ `ozêr

10:15 shebhor zeroa` râshâ` vârâ` tidhrosh-rish`o bhal-timtsâ'

10:16 Adonaymelekh `olâm vâ`edh 'âbhdhu ghoyim mê'artso

10:17 ta'avath `anâviymshâma`tâ Adonay tâkhiyn libbâm taqshiybh 'âznekha

10:18 lishpoth yâthomvâdhâkh bal-yosiyph `odh la`arots 'enosh min-hâ'ârets


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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