The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
psa 10:1Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? [why] hidest thou [thyself] in (a) times of trouble?
(a) As soon as we enter into affliction, we think God should help us, but that is not always his due time.
psa 10:3For the wicked (b) boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.
(b) The wicked man rejoices in his own lust he boasts when he has that he would; he brags of his wit and wealth and blesses himself and thus blasphemes the Lord.
psa 10:6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for [I shall] (c) never [be] in adversity.
(c) The evil will not touch me, (Isa 28:15) or else he speaks thus because he never felt evil.
psa 10:8(d) He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
(d) He shows that the wicked have many ways to hide their cruelty and therefore should be even more feared.
psa 10:10He croucheth, [and] humbleth himself, that the (e) poor may fall by his strong ones.
(e) By the hypocrisy of them who have authority the poor are devoured.
psa 10:12(f) Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
(f) He calls to God for help, because wickedness is so far overgrown that God must help now or never.
psa 10:13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not (g) require [it].
(g) Therefore you must punish their blasphemy.
psa 10:14Thou hast seen [it]; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to (h) requite [it] with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
(h) To judge between the right and the wrong.
psa 10:15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil [man]: seek out his wickedness [till] thou find (i) none.
(i) For you have utterly destroyed him.
psa 10:16The LORD [is] King for ever and ever: the (k) heathen are perished out of his land.
(k) The hypocrites or such as live not after God's law, will be destroyed.
psa 10:18(l) To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
(l) God helps when man's help ceases.