New Defender's Study Bible Notes
10:1 afar off. This is a “psalm of lament,” questioning in this first verse why God does not intervene to deliver His people from their troubles and from oppression by the ungodly.
10:2 wicked in his pride. Psalm 10:2-11 describes the wicked (or ungodly) man and his deeds. He is proud (Psalm 10:2), fawning (Psalm 10:3), atheistic in behavior (Psalm 10:4, 11), devious (Psalm 10:5,10-11), stubborn (Psalm 10:6), profane (Psalm 10:7), hurtful (Psalm 10:8) and deceptive (Psalm 10:9).
10:7 full of cursing. This verse was used by the Apostle Paul as he described the ungodly pagans of the ancient world (Romans 3:14).
10:12 lift up thine hand. Psalm 10:12-15 comprises the psalmist’s prayer that God would judge and punish the wicked.
10:16 The LORD is King. The last three verses of the psalm make a statement of faith that God will, indeed, make all things right in His own proper time.