A Prayer For God To Throw Down The Wicked

1 Why dost thou stand afar off, O LORD? Why dost thou hide thyself in times of trouble?

1 Why (A)do You stand afar off, O Lord?Why (B)do You hide (a)Yourself in times of trouble?

1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

1 Lord,(a)(b) why do You stand so far away?(A)Why do You hide in times of trouble?(B)

1 Why do you stand far away, LORD? Why do you hide in times of distress?

2 The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

2 In (C)pride the wicked (b)hotly pursue the afflicted;(c)Let them be (D)caught in the plots which they have devised.

2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

2 In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue the afflicted;let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.(C)

2 The wicked one arrogantly pursues the afflicted, who are trapped in the schemes he devises.

3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

3 For the wicked (E)boasts of his (F)heart’s desire,And (d)the greedy man curses and (G)spurns the Lord.

3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

3 For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings;(D)the one who is greedy curses(c) and despises the Lord.(E)

3 For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD.

4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, does not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, (H)does not seek Him.All his (e)thoughts are, “(I)There is no God.”

4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

4 In all his scheming,the wicked arrogantly thinks:(d)“There is no accountability,since God does not exist.”(F)

4 With haughty arrogance, the wicked thinks, "God will not seek justice." He always presumes "There is no God."

5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his enemies, he puffs at them.

5 His ways (f)(J)prosper at all times;Your judgments are on high, (K)out of his sight;As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.

5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

5 His ways are always secure;(e)Your lofty judgments are beyond his sight;he scoffs at all his adversaries.(G)

5 Their ways always seem prosperous. Your judgments are on high, far away from them. They scoff at all their enemies.

6 He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved, for I shall never be in adversity.

6 He says to himself, “(L)I will not be moved;(g)Throughout all generations (M)I will not be in adversity.”

6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

6 He says to himself, “I will never be moved—from generation to generation without calamity.”(H)

6 They say to themselves, "We will not be moved throughout all time, and we will not experience adversity."

7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

7 His (N)mouth is full of curses and deceit and (O)oppression;(P)Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

7 Cursing, deceit, and violence fill his mouth;trouble and malice are under his tongue.(I)

7 Their mouth is full of curses, lies, and oppression, their tongues spread trouble and iniquity.

8 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places he murders the innocent: his eyes are secretly set against the poor.

8 He sits in the (Q)lurking places of the villages;In the hiding places he (R)kills the innocent;His eyes (h)stealthily watch for the (i)(S)unfortunate.

8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

8 He waits in ambush near the villages;(J)he kills the innocent in secret places.His eyes are on the lookout for the helpless;(K)

8 They wait in ambush in the villages, they kill the innocent in secret.

9 He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he catches the poor when he draws him into his net.

9 He lurks in a hiding place as (T)a lion in his (j)lair;He (U)lurks to catch (V)the afflicted;He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his (W)net.

9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

9 he lurks in secret like a lion in a thicket.He lurks in order to seize the afflicted;he seizes the afflicted and drags him in his net.

9 Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.

10 He crouches and hides himself, and many are those who fall under his power.

10 He (k)crouches, he (l)bows down,And the (m)unfortunate fall (n)by his mighty ones.

10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

10 So he is oppressed and beaten down;the helpless fall because of his strength.(L)

10 The victim is crushed, and he sinks down; the helpless fall by their might.

11 He has said in his heart, God has forgotten; he hides his face; he will never see it.

11 He (X)says to himself, “God has forgotten;He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”

11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

11 He says to himself, “God has forgotten;He hides His face and will never see.”(M)

11 The wicked say to themselves, "God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it."

12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand; forget not the humble.

12 Arise, O Lord; O God, (Y)lift up Your hand.(Z)Do not forget the afflicted.

12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

12 Rise up, Lord God! Lift up Your hand.(N)Do not forget the afflicted.(O)

12 Rise up, LORD! Raise your hand, God. Don't forget the afflicted!

13 In what does the wicked irritate God? He has said in his heart, Thou wilt not require accountability.

13 Why has the wicked (AA)spurned God?He has said to himself, “You will not require it.”

13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

13 Why has the wicked person despised God?He says to himself, “You will not demand an account.”(P)

13 Why do the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "God will not seek justice."?

14 Thou hast seen it, for thou dost behold mischief and spite to requite it with thy hand: the poor commits himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

14 You have seen it, for You have beheld (AB)mischief and vexation to (o)take it into Your hand.The (p)(AC)unfortunate commits himself to You;You have been the (AD)helper of the orphan.

14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

14 But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief,observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands.(Q)The helpless entrusts himself to You;You are a helper of the fatherless.(R)

14 But you do see! You take note of trouble and grief in order to take the matter into your own hand. The helpless one commits himself to you; you have been the orphan's helper.

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man; seek out his wickedness until thou find none.

15 (AE)Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,(q)(AF)Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil person;(S)call his wickedness into accountuntil nothing remains of it.(f)(T)

15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; so that when you seek out his wickedness you will find it no more.

16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the Gentiles are perished out of his land.

16 The Lord is (AG)King forever and ever;(AH)Nations have perished from His land.

16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

16 The Lord is King forever and ever;(U)the nations will perish from His land.(V)

16 The LORD is king forever and ever; nations will perish from his land.

17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart; thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

17 O Lord, You have heard the (AI)desire of the (r)humble;You will (AJ)strengthen their heart, (AK)You will incline Your ear

17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

17 Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;(g)You will strengthen their hearts.You will listen carefully,(W)

17 LORD, you heard the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen them, you will listen carefully,

18 to judge the fatherless and the oppressed that the man of the earth may no longer oppress.

18 To (s)vindicate the (AL)orphan and the (AM)oppressed,So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause (AN)terror.

18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

18 doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressedso that men of the earth may terrify them no more.(X)

18 to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that men of the earth may cause terror no more. To the Director: A Davidic Song.

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