10 Why, O Jehovah, do you stand at a distance?
Why do you hide yourself in times of distress?+
2 The wicked one arrogantly pursues the helpless one,+
But he will be caught in the schemes he devises.+
3 For the wicked one boasts about his selfish desires*+
And blesses the greedy one;*
He disrespects Jehovah.
4 In his haughtiness, the wicked man makes no investigation;
All his thoughts are: “There is no God.”+
But your judgments are beyond his understanding;+
He scoffs* at all his adversaries.
6 He says in his heart: “I will never be shaken;*
For generation after generation
I will never see calamity.”+
His eyes are watching for an unfortunate victim.+
9 He waits in his hiding place like a lion in its lair.*+
He waits to seize the helpless one.
He seizes the helpless one when he pulls his net shut.+
11 He says in his heart: “God has forgotten.+
He has turned away his face.
He never notices.”+
12 Rise up, O Jehovah.+ O God, lift up your hand.+
Do not forget the helpless ones.+
13 Why has the wicked one disrespected God?
He says in his heart: “You will not hold me accountable.”
14 But you do see trouble and distress.
You look on and take matters in hand.+
15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil man,+
So that when you search for his wickedness,
You will find it no more.
16 Jehovah is King forever and ever.+
The nations have perished from the earth.+
17 But you will hear the request of the meek, O Jehovah.+
You will make their hearts firm+ and pay close attention to them.+