Psalms 10:18

“To iudge the fatherlesse and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppresse.”

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Other Translations

To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
- King James Version

To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, That man who is of the earth may be terrible no more. Psalm 11 For the Chief Musician. `A Psalm' of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To give decision for the child without a father and for the broken-hearted, so that the man of the earth may no longer be feared.
- Basic English Bible

To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed one, that the man of the earth may terrify no more.
- Darby Bible

To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
- Webster's Bible

to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may terrify no more. For the Chief Musician. By David.
- World English Bible

To judge the fatherless and bruised: He addeth no more to oppress -- man of the earth!
- Youngs Literal Bible

To right the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may be terrible no more.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 10:18


10:18 To judge - To give sentence for them, and against their enemies. The man - Earthly and mortal men, who yet presume to contend with thee their maker.


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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