Psalms 10:14

“Thou hast seene it, for thou beholdest mischiefe and spite to requite it with thy hand: the poore committeth himselfe vnto thee, thou art the helper of the fatherlesse.”

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Thou 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.
- King James Version

You have seen {it,} for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand. The unfortunate commits {himself} to You; You have been the helper of the orphan.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou hast seen `it'; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: The helpless committeth `himself' unto thee; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have seen it; for your eyes are on sorrow and grief, to take it into your hand: the poor man puts his faith in you; you have been the helper of the child who has no father.
- Basic English Bible

Thou hast seen [it], for thou thyself beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite by thy hand. The wretched committeth himself unto thee; thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
- Darby Bible

Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself to thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
- Webster's Bible

But you do see trouble and grief. You consider it to take it into your hand. You help the victim and the fatherless.
- World English Bible

Thou hast seen, For Thou perverseness and anger beholdest; By giving into Thy hand, On Thee doth the afflicted leave [it], Of the fatherless Thou hast been an helper.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou hast seen; for Thou beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite them with Thy hand; unto Thee the helpless committeth himself; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 10:14


10:14 Requite - Heb. to give (to restore or pay the mischief which they have done to others) with thy hand, by thy own extraordinary providence, because the oppressed were destitute of all other succours. Fatherless - Of such as have no friend or helper, one kind of them being put for all.


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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