Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Psalm 10 Translation

Psalm 10
10:1 Why, YHWH, do you stand at a distance? 
     [Why] do you hide for times in the distress?
2 In the pride of the wicked [man], he persecutes the poor;
     They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
3 For the wicked [one] brags about the lust of his soul;
     And blesses the one taking spoils, [whom] YHWH hates.
4 The wicked [man], like the pride of his nose, will not seek,
     God is not [in] all his schemes.
5 His ways are twisted every time;
     Your judgments are high from his sight; 
     At those who oppose [him], he snorts at them.
6 He said in his heart, "I will not be moved,
     From generation to generation that [I will not be] in harm."
7 Of cursing, his mouth is full, and deceits,
     And fraud is under his tongue, trouble and wickedness.
8 He sits in the blind spot of villages;
     In the hiding places he will murder the innocent;
His eyes against the unfortunate lurk.
     9 He lies in ambush in the secret place like a lion in a den;
He lies in ambush to seize the poor;
     He will seize the poor when he draws [him] in his net.
10 He crushes, he crouches,
     And he falls with his mighty ones [on] the poor.
11 He said in his heart, "God forgot.
     He has hidden his face.
     He will never see."

12 Arise, YHWH.
     God, lift up your hand.
     Do not forget the miserable.
13 Why do the wicked despise God?
     He says in his heart,
     "You will not come looking [for me]."
14 See that you, you have looked at trouble and grievance,
     To take [it] into your hand on you.
The poor person surrenders [to you].
     You are the helper of the orphan.
15 Break the arm of the wicked,
     And the evil one pursue in his wickedness
     [Until] you will not find [him any more].
16 YHWH [is] king for ever and ever;
     The nations perish from his land.
17 You hear the longing of the poor, YHWH;
     You prepare their heart;
     You attend your ear.
18 In order to judge the fatherless and crushed,
     Not allowing again the man from the land to terrify.

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