The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
Treasury of Scripture
The wicked. Heb. In the pride of the wicked he doth
Psalm 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
Psalm 36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
Psalm 59:12 For 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...
Psalm 119:5,69,85,122 O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!...
Psalm 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
Exodus 9:17 As yet exalt you yourself against my people, that you will not let them go?
Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
Isaiah 10:12,13 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work on mount Zion and on Jerusalem...
Isaiah 14:13,16 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God...
Jeremiah 43:2 Then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely...
Psalm 7:16 His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate.
Psalm 9:15,16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken...
Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.
ContextWhy Do You Stand Far Off?
1Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of trouble? 2The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. 3For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors. 4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. 5His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them. 6He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. 7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity. 8He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent: his eyes are privately set against the poor. 9He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor, when he draws him into his net. 10He crouches, and humbles himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones. 11He has said in his heart, God has forgotten: he hides his face; he will never see it. 12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: forget not the humble. 13Why does the wicked scorn God? he has said in his heart, You will not require it. 14You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite, to requite it with your hand: the poor commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. 15Break you the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till you find none. 16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land. 17LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear: 18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
In the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued; Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.
Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked, in his pride, doth hotly pursue the afflicted. They shall be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
King James Bible
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
Young's Literal Translation
Through the pride of the wicked, Is the poor inflamed, They are caught in devices that they devised.