10:1Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
10:2The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
10:3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
10:4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
10:5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
10:6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
10:7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
10:8He 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.
10:9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
10:10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
10:11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
10:12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
10:13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
10:14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
10:15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
10:16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
10:17LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
10:18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
11:1In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
11:2For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
11:3If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
11:4The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
11:5The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
11:6Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
11:7For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
12:1Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
12:2They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
12:3The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
12:4Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
12:5For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
12:6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
12:7Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
12:8The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.