Psalms 10:1

“Why standest thou afarre off, O Lord? why hidest thou thy selfe in times of trouble?”

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Other Translations

Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? [why] hidest thou [thyself] in times of trouble?
- King James Version

Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide {Yourself} in times of trouble?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why standest thou afar off, O Jehovah? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why do you keep far away, O Lord? why are you not to be seen in times of trouble?
- Basic English Bible

Why, Jehovah, standest thou afar off? [Why] hidest thou thyself in times of distress?
- Darby Bible

Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
- Webster's Bible

Why do you stand far off, Yahweh? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
- World English Bible

Why, Jehovah, dost Thou stand at a distance? Thou dost hide in times of adversity,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Why standest Thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Psalms 10

  • Steve morrow
  • BSP
    Verse 1~This verse shows that when we are surrounded by wickedness and see bad things happening we can think that God is far away from us. It is ok to express these feelings in prayer to Jehovah God.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 10:3 FOR THE WICKED BOASTETH OF HIS HEARTS DESIRE AND BLESSETH THE COVETOUS WHOM THE LORD ABHORRETH -- JAMES 4:2 you lust and have not you kill and desire to have and cannot obtain you fight and war yet you have not because you ask not ***4:3***YOU ASK AND RECEIVE NOT BEACAUSE YOU ASK AMISS THAT YOU MAY CONSUME IT UPON YOUR OWN LUSTS
  • Barbara Breeden
    Always! Start my reading in psalms!!!!
  • Sunshine
    To me this reminds me that if we remain humble and holy in honorng him and making our requests known to him in prayer that he will do the same by honoring and hearing us when we do pray . As he speaks in his word 1 Peter 5:6-7 King James Version KJV 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him for he careth for you.
  • Mild Bill
    We see/experience the trouble caused by the wicked and,in our impatience,cry to God for justice,now.The wicked exist only in the mercy of God, as he withholds judgement,as with believers also.Known only to God is his plan for every person. "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."Rom9:15 Having grace we ought to pray,thy will be done.

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