Book of Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Eman, Ethan, sons of Core, compiled by Esdras)

10:1¤ Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? why dost thou slight us in our wants, in the time of trouble?

10:2Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise.

10:3For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.

10:4The sinner hath provoked the Lord, according to the multitude of his wrath, he will not seek him:

10:5God is not before his eyes: his ways are filthy at all times. Thy judgments are removed from his sight: he shall rule over all his enemies.

10:6For he hath said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil.

10:7His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labour and sorrow.

10:8He sitteth in ambush with the rich, in private places, that he may kill the innocent.

10:9His eyes are upon the poor man: he lieth in wait, in secret, like a lion in his den. He lieth in ambush, that he may catch the poor man: to catch the poor, whilst he draweth him to him.

10:10In his net he will bring him down, he will crouch and fall, when he shall have power over the poor.

10:11For he hath said in his heart: God hath forgotten, he hath turned away his face, not to see to the end.

10:12Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: forget not the poor.

10:13Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it.

10:14Thou seest it, for thou considerest labour and sorrow: that thou mayst deliver them into thy hands. To thee is the poor man left: thou wilt be a helper to the orphan.

10:15Break thou the arm of the sinner and of the malignant: his sin shall be sought, and shall not be found.

10:16The Lord shall reign to eternity, yea, for ever and ever: ye Gentiles shall perish from his land.

10:17The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor: thy ear hath heard the preparation of their heart.

10:18To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.

11:1¤ In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: Get thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow.

11:2For, lo, the wicked have bent their bow: they have prepared their arrows in the quiver, to shoot in the dark the upright of heart.

11:3For they have destroyed the things which thou hast made: but what has the just man done?

11:4The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes look on the poor man: his eyelids examine the sons of men.

11:5The Lord trieth the just and the wicked: but he that loveth iniquity, hateth his own soul.

11:6He shall rain snares upon sinners: fire and brimstone, and storms of winds, shall be the portion of their cup.

11:7For the Lord is just, and hath loved justice: his countenance hath beheld righteousness.

12:1¤ Save me, O Lord, for there is now no saint: truths are decayed from among the children of men.

12:2They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.

12:3May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.

12:4Who have said: We will magnify our tongue: our lips are our own: who is Lord over us?

12:5By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.

12:6The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried by the fire, purged from the earth, refined seven times.

12:7Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us: and keep us from this generation for ever.

12:8The wicked walk round about: according to thy highness, thou hast multiplied the children of men.

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