101Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
2The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.10.2 The wicked…: Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth persecute
3For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.10.3 heart’s: Heb. soul’s10.3 blesseth…: or, the covetous blesseth himself, he abhorreth the LORD
4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.10.4 God is…: or, all his thoughts are, There is no God
5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.10.6 never: Heb. unto generation and generation
7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.10.7 deceit: Heb. deceits10.7 vanity: or, iniquity
8He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.10.8 are…: Heb. hide themselves
9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.10.9 secretly: Heb. in the secret places
10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.10.10 He…: Heb. He breaketh himself10.10 by…: or, into his strong parts
11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.10.12 humble: or, afflicted
13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
14Thou 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.10.14 committeth: Heb. leaveth
15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
17LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:10.17 prepare: or, establish
18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.10.18 oppress: or, terrify
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
111In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
2For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.11.2 privily: Heb. in darkness
3If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
4The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
5The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
6Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.11.6 an horrible…: or, a burning tempest
7For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
121Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.12.1 upon…: or, upon the eighth12.1 Help: or, Save
2They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.12.2 a double…: Heb. an heart and an heart
3The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:12.3 proud: Heb. great
4Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?12.4 are…: Heb. are with us
5For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.12.5 puffeth…: or, would ensnare him
6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.12.7 them from: Heb. him, etc: that is, every one of them, etc
8The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.12.8 men: Heb. of the sons of the men