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