1 Why standest thou afar off, O Lord?
Why hidest thou thyself ain times of trouble?
2 †The wicked in his pride doth bpersecute the poor:
cLet them be taken in the edevices that they have imagined.
3 For the wicked boasteth of his †heart’s desire,
And ||blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.
4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after dGod:
||God is not in all his ethoughts.
5 His ways are always grievous;
fThy judgments are far above out of his sight:
As for all his enemies, ghe puffeth at them.
6 hHe hath said in his heart, iI shall not be moved:
jFor I shall †never be in adversity.
7 jjHis mouth is full of cursing and †deceit and kfraud:
lUnder his tongue is mmischief and ||vanity.
8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages:
nIn the secret places doth he murder the innocent:
His eyes †are privily set against othe poor.
9 pHe lieth in wait †secretly qas a lion in his rden:
He lieth in wait to catch the poor:
He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into shis net.
10 †He croucheth, and thumbleth himself,
That othe poor may fall ||by his strong ones.
11 hHe hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten:
uHe hideth his face; xhe will never see it.
12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up thine hand:
Forget not the ||humble.
13 Wherefore doth the wicked ycontemn God?
hHe hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not zrequire it.
14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite,
aTo requite it with thy hand:
oThe poor †bcommitteth himself unto thee;
cThou art the helper of the fatherless.
15 dBreak thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man:
zSeek out his wickedness till thou find none.
16 eThe Lord is King for ever and ever:
The heathen are perished out of his land.
17 Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the fhumble:
Thou wilt ||prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
18 To gjudge the fatherless and hthe oppressed,
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