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Psalms 10 - NIV

1 [a]
Why, Lord, do you stand far off?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?


In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
who are caught in the schemes he devises.

3 He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.

4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

5 His ways are always prosperous;
your laws are rejected by[b] him;
he sneers at all his enemies.

6 He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”
He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”


His mouth is full of lies and threats;
trouble and evil are under his tongue.

8 He lies in wait near the villages;
from ambush he murders the innocent.
His eyes watch in secret for his victims;

9 like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless;
he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.

10 His victims are crushed, they collapse;
they fall under his strength.

11 He says to himself, “God will never notice;
he covers his face and never sees.”


Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.
Do not forget the helpless.

13 Why does the wicked man revile God?
Why does he say to himself,
“He won’t call me to account”?

14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;
you are the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break the arm of the wicked man;
call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
that would not otherwise be found out.


The Lord is King for ever and ever;
the nations will perish from his land.

17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,

18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that mere earthly mortals
will never again strike terror.


a. Psalms 10:1 Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
b. Psalms 10:5 See Septuagint; Hebrew / they are haughty, and your laws are far from

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Scripture: Psalms 10:1-18
Denomination: Holiness
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Scripture: Psalms 10:1-18
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Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Oct, 2015
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Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Jul, 2014
Summary: We live in a very wicked world which will soon be united under the Wicked One, who will foolishly oppose God and thus meet his doom, along with all who follow him.
Scripture: Psalms 10:1-18
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Mar, 2014
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Shared by: Steven Dobyns on Sep, 2013
Summary: this is Pt3 of a 7 part series on learning to pray from the bible. this one is focused on the boston bombing.
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Scripture: Psalms 10:1-18
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Shared by: Howard Strickland on Jun, 2013
Summary: Just as Psalm 9, begins with praise, Psalm 10, begins in despair. Psalm 9, the psalmist was confident of the sure coming of Divine justice; Psalm 10 injustice is rampart and God seems disinterested; however, the psalmist’s walking more by sight than by fa
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Matthew Cox avatar
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Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Psalm 10:6- He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved for I shall never be in adversity.
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Scripture: Psalms 10:6
Denomination: *other
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Matthew Cox avatar
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Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
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based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 10:6
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,172
Tom Fuller avatar
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Shared by: Tom Fuller on Oct, 2012
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Jack Woodard avatar
Shared by: Jack Woodard on Jul, 2011
Summary: Many take comfort in the false hope that the Lord is not aware of their evil, while the Child of God is comforted by believing that the Lord is aware of all things in our lives at all times.
Scripture: Psalms 10:11-14
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Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on May, 2011
Summary: Is God far off? Why does it seem like He is? How should I act, pray, and live when it seems like God is far away?
based on 3 ratings
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Nov, 2010
Summary: 1) The Tyrants Boast (Ps. 10:1-11) and 2) The Victims Prayer (Ps. 10:12-18)
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Nathan Johnson avatar
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Shared by: Nathan Johnson on Oct, 2009
Summary: When a person is truly humble before his Father, the desires of the heart change, joy becomes greater, and life more fulfilling and complete.
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Scripture: Psalms 10:1-18
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Shared by: Russell Brownworth on Oct, 2009
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Shared by: Greg Cooper on Jul, 2007
Summary: We all go through storms, we can either blame God for the storm or allow Him to be our source of strength in the storm.
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Shared by: Jeremy James on Nov, 2004
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based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 10:1-18
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Views: 618
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Shared by: Shawn Drake on Feb, 2004
Summary: This is the 10th study in the study "The Hebrew Hymnal".
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 10:1-18
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Views: 386
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Shared by: Frank Weller on Jan, 2004
Summary: Based on the old hymn, this series answers the question, "Does Jesus Care?" It is a five part series, and answers the four questions posed by each of the hymns four stanzas.
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Shared by: Dean Meadows on Sep, 2003
Summary: This is a message that talks about the reasons and times that God seems distant.
based on 52 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 10:1
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Shared by: Brian Bill on Mar, 2003
Summary: This psalm is an example of an “imprecatory prayer,” as it contains brutal honesty and an earnest call for God to bring His justice to bear on the wicked.
based on 31 ratings
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Views: 4,794
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Shared by: Paul Decker on Nov, 2002
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Shared by: John Beehler on Sep, 2002
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based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 10:1-3
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Views: 857
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Shared by: Denn Guptill on Oct, 2001
Summary: The first in a five part series based on current television shows.
based on 30 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 10:1-14
Denomination: Wesleyan
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Shared by: Joe Veltman on Oct, 2001
Summary: A Call to faith and renewal in the wake of the terrorist attack on the United States
based on 9 ratings
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Shared by: Brian La Croix on Oct, 2001
Summary: A message in response to the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 10:1-18
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Views: 1,613
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Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Sep, 2001
Summary: After the recent tragedies, people want to know, "Where was God?" This message will take us through the Psalms for the answer
based on 266 ratings
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Paul Apple avatar
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
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Denomination: Independent/Bible
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