P  S  A  L .   X   (10)

1   WHy standest thou farre off, O Lord, and hidest thee in due time, even in affliction?
2   The wicked with pride doth persecute the poore: let them bee taken in the crafts that they have imagined.
3   For the wicked hath made boast of his owne hearts desire, and the covetous blesseth himselfe: he contemneth the Lord.
4   The wicked is so proud, that he seeketh not for God: he thinketh alwayes, There is no God.
5   His wayes alway prosper: thy judgements are high above his sight: therefore defieth he all his enemies.
6   He saith in his heart, I shall never be mooved, nor be in danger.
7   His mouth is full of cursing and deceite and fraude: under his tongue is mischiefe and iniquity.
8   Hee lieth in waite in the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are bent against the poore.
9   He lieth in wait secretly, even as a lion in his denne: he lieth in wait to spoyle the poore: he doeth spoyle the poore, when hee draweth him into his net.
10   Hee croucheth and boweth: therefore heapes of the poore doe fall by his might.
11   Hee hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten, he hideth away his face, and will never see.
12   Arise, O Lord God: lift up thine hand: forget not the poore.
13   Wherefore doth the wicked contemne God? he sayth in his heart, Thou wilt not regard.
14   Yet thou hast seene it: for thou he holdeth mischiefe and wrong, that thou mayest take it into thine hands, the poore commiteteth himselfe unto thee: for thou art the helper of the fatherlesse.
15   Breake thou the arme of the wicked and malicious: search his wickednesse, and thou shalt find none.
16   The Lord is King for ever and ever: the Heathen are destroyed foorth of his land.
17   Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the poore: thou preparest their heart: thou bendest thine eare to them,
18   To judge the fatherlesse and poore, that earthly man cause to feare no more.

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