In (A)pride the wicked (a)hotly pursue the afflicted;
(b)Let them be (B)caught in the plots which they have devised.
For the wicked (C)boasts of his (D)heart’s desire,
And (c)the greedy man curses and (E)spurns the Lord.
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, (F)does not seek Him.
All his (d)thoughts are, “(G)There is no God.”
His ways (e)(H)prosper at all times;
Your judgments are on high, (I)out of his sight;
As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.
He says to himself, “(J)I will not be moved;
(f)Throughout all generations (K)I will not be in adversity.”
His (L)mouth is full of curses and deceit and (M)oppression;
(N)Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
He sits in the (O)lurking places of the villages;
In the hiding places he (P)kills the innocent;
His eyes (g)stealthily watch for the (h)(Q)unfortunate.
He lurks in a hiding place as (R)a lion in his (i)lair;
He (S)lurks to catch (T)the afflicted;
He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his (U)net.
He (j)crouches, he (k)bows down,
And the (l)unfortunate fall (m)by his mighty ones.
He (V)says to himself, “God has forgotten;
He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”


a. Psalm 10:2: ['Lit ', burn]
b. Psalm 10:2: ['Or ', They will be caught]
c. Psalm 10:3: ['Or ', blesses the greedy man]
d. Psalm 10:4: ['Or ', plots]
e. Psalm 10:5: ['Lit ', are strong]
f. Psalm 10:6: ['Lit ', To]
g. Psalm 10:8: ['Lit ', lie in wait]
h. Psalm 10:8: ['Or ', poor]
i. Psalm 10:9: ['Or ', thicket]
j. Psalm 10:10: ['Or ', is crushed]
k. Psalm 10:10: ['Or ', is bowed down]
l. Psalm 10:10: ['Or ', poor]
m. Psalm 10:10: ['Or ', into his claws]

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