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Psalms 10:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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 helpless.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in the secret places doth he slay the innocent: his eyes watch for the wretched.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He abideth in the lurking-place of villages, In the hiding-places, he murdereth the innocent,—His eyes, for the unfortunate, are on the watch:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He doth sit in an ambush of the villages, In secret places he doth slay the innocent. His eyes for the afflicted watch secretly,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He sitteth in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doeth he murder the innocent: his eyes are priuily set against the poore.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He lies in wait with rich [men] in secret places, in order to slay the innocent: his eyes are set against the poor.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He sitteth 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in the lurking places 3993
{3993} Prime
מַאְרָב
ma'arab
{mah-ar-awb'}
From H0693; an ambuscade.
of the villages: 2691
{2691} Prime
חָצֵר
chatser
{khaw-tsare'}
From H2690 in its original sense; a yard (as inclosed by a fence); also a hamlet (as similarly surrounded with walls).
in the secret places 4565
{4565} Prime
מִסְתָּר
mictar
{mis-tawr'}
From H5641; properly a concealer, that is, a covert.
doth he murder 2026
{2026} Prime
הָרַג
harag
{haw-rag'}
A primitive root; to smite with deadly intent.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the innocent: 5355
{5355} Prime
נָקִי
naqiy
{naw-kee'}
From H5352; innocent.
his eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
are privily set 6845
{6845} Prime
צָפַן
tsaphan
{tsaw-fan'}
A primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
against the poor. 2489
{2489} Prime
חֵלְכָא
chel@ka'
{khay-lek-aw'}
Apparently from an unused root probably meaning to be dark or (figuratively) unhappy; a wretch, that is, unfortunate.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 10:7-10.


Psalms 10:8

_ _ eyes ... privily — He watches with half-closed eyes, appearing not to see.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 10:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 10:8

Sitteth — Not within the villages, but in the ways bordering upon them, or leading to them, as robbers use to do. Are set — Heb. Are hid. He watches and looks out of his lurking — place. He alludes still to the practices of robbers.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 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.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
sitteth:

1 Samuel 22:18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod.
1 Samuel 23:23 See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah.
2 Kings 21:16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD.
Proverbs 1:11-12 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: ... Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Habakkuk 3:14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing [was] as to devour the poor secretly.
Luke 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve [were] with him,
Luke 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

his eyes:

Psalms 17:11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
Proverbs 6:12-13 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. ... He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Jeremiah 22:17 But thine eyes and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do [it].

are privily set:
Heb. hide themselves
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1S 22:18; 23:23. 2K 21:16. Ps 17:11. Pv 1:11; 6:12. Jr 22:17. Hab 3:14. Lk 8:1; 10:1.

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