10:1Why, Jehovah, standest thou afar off? Why hidest thou thyself in times of distress?
10:2The wicked, in his pride, doth hotly pursue the afflicted. They shall be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
10:3For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous; he contemneth Jehovah.
10:4The wicked saith, in the haughtiness of his countenance, He doth not search out: all his thoughts are, There is no God!
10:5His ways always succeed; thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
10:6He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; from generation to generation I shall be in no adversity.
10:7His mouth is full of cursing, and deceit, and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
10:8He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in the secret places doth he slay the innocent: his eyes watch for the wretched.
10:9He lieth in wait secretly, like a lion in his thicket; he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted: he doth catch the afflicted, drawing him into his net.
10:10He croucheth, he boweth down, that the wretched may fall by his strong ones.
10:11He saith in his heart, łGod hath forgotten, he hideth his face, he will never see it.
10:12Arise, Jehovah; O łGod, lift up thy hand: forget not the afflicted.
10:13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
10:15Break thou the arm of the wicked, and as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
10:16Jehovah is King for ever and ever: the nations have perished out of his land.
10:17Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek, thou hast established their heart: thou causest thine ear to hear,
10:18To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed one, that the man of the earth may terrify no more.
11:1In Jehovah have I put my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
11:2For behold, the wicked bend the bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may in darkness shoot at the upright in heart.
11:3If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?
11:4Jehovah is in the temple of his holiness; Jehovah, -- his throne is in the heavens: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.
11:5Jehovah trieth the righteous one; but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth.
11:6Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone; and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
12:1Save, Jehovah, for the godly man is gone; for the faithful have failed from among the children of men.
12:3Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, 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?
12:5Because of the oppression of the afflicted, because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith Jehovah, I will set him in safety, at whom they puff.
12:6The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times.
12:7Thou, Jehovah, wilt keep them, thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.
12:8The wicked walk about on every side, when vileness is exalted among the children of men.