1Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
2The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.The wicked…: Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth persecute
3For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.heart's: Heb. soul'sblesseth…: or, the covetous blesseth himself, he abhorreth the Lord
4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.God is…: or, all his thoughts are, There is no God
5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.never: Heb. unto generation and generation
7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.deceit: Heb. deceitsvanity: or, iniquity
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.are…: Heb. hide themselves
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.secretly: Heb. in the secret places
10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.He…: Heb. He breaketh himselfby…: or, into his strong parts
11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
12Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.humble: or, afflicted
13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
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.committeth: Heb. leaveth
15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
16The Lord is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
17 Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:prepare: or, establish
18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.oppress: or, terrify