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Psalm 10. Ut quid, Domine?

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - The Second Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. WHY standest thou so far off, O Lord, *
    and hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?
  2. The ungodly, for his own lust, doth persecute the poor: *
    let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.
  3. For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire, *
    and speaketh good of the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.
  4. The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God, *
    neither is God in all his thoughts.
  5. His ways are alway grievous; *
    thy judgments are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
  6. For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down, *
    there shall no harm happen unto me.
  7. His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud; *
    under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.
  8. He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets, *
    and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.
  9. For he lieth waiting secretly; even as a lion lurketh he in his den, *
    that he may ravish the poor.
  10. He doth ravish the poor, *
    when he getteth him into his net.
  11. He falleth down, and humbleth himself, *
    that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.
  12. He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten; *
    he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.
  13. Arise, O Lord God, and lift up thine hand; *
    forget not the poor.
  14. Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God, *
    while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it?
  15. Surely thou hast seen it; *
    for thou beholdest ungodliness and wrong, that thou mayest take the matter into thy hand.
  16. The poor committeth himself unto thee; *
    for thou art the helper of the friendless.
  17. Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious; *
    search out his ungodliness, until thou find none.
  18. The Lord is King for ever and ever, *
    and the heathen are perished out of the land.
  19. Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the poor; *
    thou preparest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth;
  20. To help the fatherless and poor unto their right, *
    that the man of the earth be no more exalted against them.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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