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Psalms 10:15

    Psalms 10:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Break you the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till you find none.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Break thou the arm of the wicked; And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the arm of the sinner and the evil-doer be broken; go on searching for his sin till there is no more.

    Webster's Revision

    Break thou the arm of the wicked; And as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

    World English Bible

    Break the arm of the wicked. As for the evil man, seek out his wickedness until you find none.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Break thou the arm of the wicked; and as for the evil man, seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 10:15

    Break thou the arm - Destroy his power, deprive him of his influence, that he may be no longer able to oppress.

    Seek out his wickedness till thou find none - All his public haunts and private ways shall be investigated; thou wilt bring all his villanies to light, and continue to inflict punishment, while there is a crime to punish. Or, "Continue to judge and punish transgressors, till not one is to be found." This agrees with the following verse.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 10:15

    Break thou the arm of the wicked - The arm is the instrument by which we effect a purpose, and especially in wielding a sword or a spear, as in battle; and if the arm is broken, we are powerless. The psalmist, therefore, prays that God would render the wicked, in this respect, powerless.

    And the evil man - Of all the evil, or the wicked. In regard to the prayer here, see the note at Psalm 5:10.

    Seek out his wickedness until thou find none - Until it is all punished; until there has been a full recompense. This is a wish that no wicked act of his should be forgotten; that exact justice should be rendered. If it is right to punish the wicked at all, it is right to deal with them just as they deserve; if any wickedness may properly be punished, all may be; and, whatever may occur, the sinner may be assured that he will not be punished merely for a part of his sins. If God punishes the wicked at all, there will be nothing left unpunished.