Douay-Rheims Bible

Psalms 10

David complaineth to God of the outrage of the wicked.

Psalms 10:1 Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? why dost thou slight us in our wants, in the time of trouble? Psalms 10:2 Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise. Psalms 10:3 For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed. Psalms 10:4 The sinner hath provoked the Lord, according to the multitude of his wrath he will not seek him: Psalms 10:5 God 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. Psalms 10:6 For he hath said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil. Psalms 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labour and sorrow. Psalms 10:8 He sitteth in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent. Psalms 10:9 His 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. Psalms 10:10 In his net he will bring him down, he will crouch and fall, when he shall have power over the poor. Psalms 10:11 For he hath said in his heart: God hath forgotten, he hath turned away his face not to see to the end.

He prayeth for remedy.

Psalms 10:12 Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: forget not the poor. Psalms 10:13 Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it. Psalms 10:14 Thou 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. Psalms 10:15 Break thou the arm of the sinner and of the malignant: his sin shall be sought, and shall not be found.

He professeth his confidence.

Psalms 10:16 The Lord shall reign to eternity, yea, for ever and ever: ye Gentiles shall perish from his land. Psalms 10:17 The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor: thy ear hath heard the preparation of their heart. Psalms 10:18 To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.

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