Psalms 10:2

“The wicked in his pride doeth persecute the poore: let them be taken in the deuices that they haue imagined.”

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Other Translations

The wicked in [his] pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
- King James Version

In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The evil-doer in his pride is cruel to the poor; let him be taken by the tricks of his invention.
- Basic English Bible

The wicked, in his pride, doth hotly pursue the afflicted. They shall be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
- Darby Bible

The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
- Webster's Bible

In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
- World English Bible

Through the pride of the wicked, Is the poor inflamed, They are caught in devices that they devised.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Through the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued, they are taken in the devices that they have imagined.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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