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Psalm 10

Psa. 10:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

Why standest
`amad (Hebrew #5975)
to stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive)
KJV usage: abide (behind), appoint, arise, cease, confirm, continue, dwell, be employed, endure, establish, leave, make, ordain, be (over), place, (be) present (self), raise up, remain, repair, + serve, set (forth, over, -tle, up), (make to, make to be at a, with-)stand (by, fast, firm, still, up), (be at a) stay (up), tarry.
Pronounce: aw-mad'
Origin: a primitive root
thou afar off
rachowq (Hebrew #7350)
from 7368; remote, literally or figuratively, of place or time; specifically, precious; often used adverbially (with preposition)
KJV usage: (a-)far (abroad, off), long ago, of old, space, great while to come.
Pronounce: raw-khoke'
Origin: or rachoq {raw-khoke'}
, O Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
? why hidest
`alam (Hebrew #5956)
to veil from sight, i.e. conceal (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: X any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing).
Pronounce: aw-lam'
Origin: a primitive root
thou thyself in times
`eth (Hebrew #6256)
time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc.
KJV usage: + after, (al-)ways, X certain, + continually, + evening, long, (due) season, so (long) as, (even-, evening-, noon-)tide, ((meal-)), what) time, when.
Pronounce: ayth
Origin: from 5703
of trouble
tsarah (Hebrew #6869)
tightness (i.e. figuratively, trouble); transitively, a female rival
KJV usage: adversary, adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation, trouble.
Pronounce: tsaw-raw'
Origin: feminine of 6862

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

1-11:  David complains of the wicked.
12-15:  He prays for remedy.
16-18:  He professes his confidence.
A.M. 3464.
B.C. 541.
 Book 1, Series 2. The great tribulation. (“The Placement of the Psalms in Prophecy” by B. Anstey)
 Psalm 10. The expression of confidence in God on the part of the Jewish remnant in the time of their greatest distress, under the reign of Antichrist. (Psalms 10 by H. Smith)
 The distress of the remnant is occasioned, not only by the wickedness of Antichrist rising to its height, but also by the fact that, when it does so, he appears to prosper exceedingly while the godly are allowed to suffer. Moreover, God apparently hides His face as if alike indifferent to the prosperity of the wicked and the suffering of the godly. (Psalms 10 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

Why, Jehovah, standest thou afar off? Why hidest thou thyself in times of distress?