The wicked take advantage of the poor (Ps 10:1-10:2)

“Why Yahweh!

Why do you stand far off?

Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

In arrogance the wicked persecute the poor.

Let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.”

Psalm 10 does not have any titles so that its addition to 9 seemed sensible. It is not clear why Yahweh was standoffish in hiding during times of trouble. However, the wicked have persecuted the poor. The psalmist wants Yahweh to have them get caught in their own devised schemes.

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