Psalms 10:13

“Wherefore doeth the wicked contemne God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.”

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Other Translations

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require [it].
- King James Version

Why has the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, "You will not require {it.}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require `it'?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why has the evil-doer a low opinion of God, saying in his heart, You will not make search for it?
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require [it].
- Darby Bible

Why doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
- Webster's Bible

Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say in his heart, "God won't call me into account?"
- World English Bible

Wherefore hath the wicked despised God? He hath said in his heart, `It is not required.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, and say in his heart: 'Thou wilt not require'?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 10:13


10:13 Contemn - Why dost thou by giving them impunity, suffer and occasion them to despise thee?


Discussion for Psalms 10

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 10:2 THE WICKED IN HIS PRIDE DOTH PERSECUTE THE POOR LET THEM BE TAKEN IN THE DEVICES THAT THEY AVE IMAGINED JEREMIAH 13:10
  • 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.
  • 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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