Psalms 10:10

“He croucheth, and humbleth himselfe, that the poore may fall by his strong ones.”

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Other Translations

He croucheth, [and] humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
- King James Version

He crouches, he bows down, And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He croucheth, he boweth down, And the helpless fall by his strong ones.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The upright are crushed and made low, and the feeble are overcome by his strong ones.
- Basic English Bible

He croucheth, he boweth down, that the wretched may fall by his strong ones.
- Darby Bible

He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
- Webster's Bible

The helpless are crushed. They collapse. They fall under his strength.
- World English Bible

He is bruised -- he boweth down, Fallen by his mighty ones hath the afflicted.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He croucheth, he boweth down, and the helpless fall into his mighty claws.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 10:10


10:10 Croucheth - Like a lion (for he continues the same metaphor) which lies close upon the ground, partly that he may not be discovered, and partly that he may more suddenly and surely lay hold on his prey.


Discussion for Psalms 10

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A disciple
    "Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined." We thank the LORD for the hedge of protection that He's put around us. But as it went with so many of brothers and sisters before us, we too may soon be called upon to prove our faith by patient endurance.
  • A disciple
    Jesus came NOT to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. All manner of sin shall be forgiven the sons of men and blasphemies howsoever they have blasphemed; but the blasphemy of the Holy Ghost has NEVER forgiveness, neither in this world, nor the next. Love thy neighbor as thyself! Pray for those in authority, that we may have a quiet and peaceful world to live in all honesty and piety.

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