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Psalm 10

Psa. 10:2 KJV (With Strong’s)

γThe wicked
rasha` (Hebrew #7563)
morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person
KJV usage: + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.
Pronounce: raw-shaw'
Origin: from 7561
in his pride
ga`avah (Hebrew #1346)
arrogance or majesty; by implication, (concretely) ornament
KJV usage: excellency, haughtiness, highness, pride, proudly, swelling.
Pronounce: gah-av-aw'
Origin: from 1342
doth persecute
dalaq (Hebrew #1814)
to flame (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: burning, chase, inflame, kindle, persecute(-or), pursue hotly.
Pronounce: daw-lak'
Origin: a primitive root
the poor
`aniy (Hebrew #6041)
depressed, in mind or circumstances (practically the same as 6035, although the margin constantly disputes this, making 6035 subjective and 6041 objective)
KJV usage: afflicted, humble, lowly, needy, poor.
Pronounce: aw-nee'
Origin: from 6031
: letd them be taken
taphas (Hebrew #8610)
to manipulate, i.e. seize; chiefly to capture, wield, specifically, to overlay; figuratively, to use unwarrantably
KJV usage: catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, X surely, surprise, take.
Pronounce: taw-fas'
Origin: a primitive root
in the devices
mzimmah (Hebrew #4209)
a plan, usually evil (machination), sometimes good (sagacity)
KJV usage: (wicked) device, discretion, intent, witty invention, lewdness, mischievous (device), thought, wickedly.
Pronounce: mez-im-maw'
Origin: from 2161
zuw (Hebrew #2098)
this or that
KJV usage: that, this, X wherein, which, whom.
Pronounce: zoo
Origin: for 2088
they have imagined
chashab (Hebrew #2803)
properly, to plait or interpenetrate, i.e. (literally) to weave or (gen.) to fabricate; figuratively, to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute
KJV usage: (make) account (of), conceive, consider, count, cunning (man, work, workman), devise, esteem, find out, forecast, hold, imagine, impute, invent, be like, mean, purpose, reckon(-ing be made), regard, think.
Pronounce: khaw-shab'
Origin: a primitive root

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Ministry on This Verse

The wicked, etc.
Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth,etc.
Psa. 31:18• 18Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. (Psa. 31:18)
Psa. 36:11• 11Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me. (Psa. 36:11)
Psa. 59:12• 12For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak. (Psa. 59:12)
Psa. 119:5,69,85,122• 5O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
69The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
85The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
122Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
(Psa. 119:5,69,85,122)
Psa. 140:5• 5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah. (Psa. 140:5)
Ex. 9:17• 17As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go? (Ex. 9:17)
Ex. 18:11• 11Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them. (Ex. 18:11)
Isa. 10:12‑13• 12Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
13For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
(Isa. 10:12‑13)
Isa. 14:13,16• 13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
16They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
(Isa. 14:13,16)
Jer. 43:2• 2Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the Lord our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there: (Jer. 43:2)
 The word “wicked” throughout this passage is in the singular. The use of the singular would show that the description given is characteristic of any wicked man, though doubtless it will have its full expression in one man—the Antichrist. (Psalms 10 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

JND Translation Notes

Or "Through the pride of the wicked [man], the afflicted is sore pressed."