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Psalm 10:12–18

12  jArise, O Lord; O God, klift up your hand;

lforget not the afflicted.

13  Why does the wicked mrenounce God

and say in his heart, “You will not ncall to account”?

14  But you do see, for you onote mischief and vexation,

that you may take it into your hands;

to you the helpless pcommits himself;

you have been qthe helper of the fatherless.

15  rBreak the arm of the wicked and evildoer;

scall his wickedness to account till you find none.

16  tThe Lord is king forever and ever;

the unations perish from his land.

17  O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;

you will vstrengthen their heart; you will incline your ear

18  to wdo justice to the fatherless and xthe oppressed,

so that yman who is of the earth may strike terror no more.

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Psalm 10:12–18 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.

Do not forget the helpless.

13 Why does the wicked man revile God?

Why does he say to himself,

“He won’t call me to account”?

14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;

you consider their grief and take it in hand.

The victims commit themselves to you;

you are the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break the arm of the wicked man;

call the evildoer to account for his wickedness

that would not otherwise be found out.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever;

the nations will perish from his land.

17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;

you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,

18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,

so that mere earthly mortals

will never again strike terror.

Psalm 10:12–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up thine hand:

Forget not the humble.

13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God?

He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

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.

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man:

Seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever:

The heathen are perished out of his land.

17 Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble:

Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed,

That the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Psalm 10:12–18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 Arise, O Lord!

Punish the wicked, O God!

Do not ignore the helpless!

13 Why do the wicked get away with despising God?

They think, “God will never call us to account.”

14 But you see the trouble and grief they cause.

You take note of it and punish them.

The helpless put their trust in you.

You defend the orphans.

15 Break the arms of these wicked, evil people!

Go after them until the last one is destroyed.

16 The Lord is king forever and ever!

The godless nations will vanish from the land.

17 Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless.

Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.

18 You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed,

so mere people can no longer terrify them.

Psalm 10:12–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Arise, O Lord!

O God, lift up Your hand!

Do not forget the humble.

13 Why do the wicked renounce God?

He has said in his heart,

“You will not require an account.”

14 But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief,

To repay it by Your hand.

The helpless commits himself to You;

You are the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man;

Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

16 The Lord is King forever and ever;

The nations have perished out of His land.

17 Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;

You will prepare their heart;

You will cause Your ear to hear,

18 To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,

That the man of the earth may oppress no more.

Psalm 10:12–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 Lord, rise up and punish the wicked.

Don’t forget those who need help.

13 Why do wicked people hate God?

They say to themselves, “God won’t punish us.”

14 Lord, surely you see these cruel and evil things;

look at them and do something.

People in trouble look to you for help.

You are the one who helps the orphans.

15 Break the power of wicked people.

Punish them for the evil they have done.

16 The Lord is King forever and ever.

Destroy from your land those nations that do not worship you.

17 Lord, you have heard what the poor people want.

Do what they ask, and listen to them.

18 Protect the orphans and put an end to suffering

so they will no longer be afraid of evil people.

Psalm 10:12–18 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand:

Forget not the poor.

13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God,

And say in his heart,

Thou wilt not require it?

14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand:

The helpless committeth himself unto thee;

Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked;

And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

16 Jehovah is King for ever and ever:

The nations are perished out of his land.

17 Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek:

Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;

18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed,

That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.

Psalm 10:12–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 Arise, Jehovah; O •God, lift up thy hand: forget not the afflicted. 13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it. 14 Thou hast seen it, for thou thyself beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite by thy hand. The wretched committeth himself unto thee; thou hast been the helper of the fatherless. 15 Break thou the arm of the wicked, and as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none. 16 Jehovah is King for ever and ever: the nations have perished out of his land. 17 Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek, thou hast established their heart: thou causest thine ear to hear, 18 To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed one, that the man of the earth may terrify no more.

Psalm 10:12–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 Arise, O Lord

Lift your hand, O God. 

Do not forget oppressed people! 

13 Why does the wicked person despise God? 

Why does he say to himself, “God doesn’t care”? 

14 You have seen ⸤it⸥; yes, you have taken note of trouble and grief 

and placed them under your control. 

The victim entrusts himself to you. 

You alone have been the helper of orphans. 

15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil person. 

Punish his wickedness until you find no more. 

16 The Lord is king forever and ever. 

The nations have vanished from his land. 

17 You have heard the desire of oppressed people, O Lord

You encourage them. 

You pay close attention to them 

18 in order to provide justice for orphans and oppressed people 

so that no mere mortal will terrify them again. 

Psalm 10:12–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 Rise up, Lord God! Lift up Your hand.

Do not forget the afflicted.

13 Why has the wicked person despised God?

He says to himself, “You will not demand an account.”

14 But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief,

observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands.

The helpless entrusts himself to You;

You are a helper of the fatherless.

15 Break the arm of the wicked and evil person;

call his wickedness into account

until nothing remains of it.

16 The Lord is King forever and ever;

the nations will perish from His land.

17 Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;

You will strengthen their hearts.

You will listen carefully,

18 doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed

so that men of the earth may terrify them no more.

Psalm 10:12–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 Rise up, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand;

do not forget the oppressed.

13 Why do the wicked renounce God,

and say in their hearts, “You will not call us to account”?

14 But you do see! Indeed you note trouble and grief,

that you may take it into your hands;

the helpless commit themselves to you;

you have been the helper of the orphan.

15 Break the arm of the wicked and evildoers;

seek out their wickedness until you find none.

16 The Lord is king forever and ever;

the nations shall perish from his land.

17 O Lord, you will hear the desire of the meek;

you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear

18 to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed,

so that those from earth may strike terror no more.

Psalm 10:12–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 Rise up, O Yahweh;

O God, lift up your hand.

Do not forget the afflicted.

13 Why does the wicked treat God with contempt?

He says in his heart, “You will not call me to account.”

14 But you have seen; indeed you have noted trouble and grief

to take it into your hand.

The helpless abandons himself upon you;

you have been the helper for the orphan.

15 Break the arm of the wicked,

and as for the evil man

seek out his wickedness until you find none.

16 Yahweh is king forever and ever;

the nations have perished from his land.

17 The longing of the afflicted you have heard, O Yahweh.

You will make their heart secure. You will listen attentively

18 to render judgment for the fatherless and the oppressed

so that a mere mortal from the earth will no longer cause terror.

Psalm 10:12–18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

12 Lord, rise up! God, show your power!

Don’t forget those who are helpless.

13 Why do sinful people attack you with their words?

Why do they say to themselves,

“He won’t hold us accountable”?

14 God, you see trouble and sadness.

You take note of it. You do something about it.

So those who are attacked place themselves in your care.

You help children whose fathers have died.

15 Take away the power of bad and sinful people.

Hold them accountable for the evil things they do.

Uncover all the evil they have done.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever.

The nations will disappear from his land.

17 Lord, you hear the longings of those who are hurting.

You cheer them up and give them hope.

You listen to their cries.

18 You stand up for those whose fathers have died

and for those who have been beaten down.

You do it so that no one made of dust

may terrify others anymore.

Psalm 10:12–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up Your hand.

Do not forget the afflicted.

13 Why has the wicked spurned God?

He has said to himself, “You will not require it.

14 You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand.

The unfortunate commits himself to You;

You have been the helper of the orphan.

15 Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,

Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

16 The Lord is King forever and ever;

Nations have perished from His land.

17 O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;

You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear

18 To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed,

So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.


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