Psalm 10:5

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

His ways are always grievous,.... To God and to his people; or, "his ways cause terror" {a}, so Aben Ezra; make men fear; as antichrist has made the whole world tremble at him, Revelation 13:4; or, "his ways are defiled", as the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin render it; for to him is nothing pure, his mind and conscience being defiled, Titus 1:15; or, "his ways always remain" {b}; they are always the same, there is no change in them for the better: or they "prosper" {c} as Jarchi interprets it; and this is sometimes stumbling to the saints,

Jeremiah 12:1;

thy judgments are far above, out of his sight: meaning either the laws, statutes, and commandments of God, which are not taken notice of by him; but his own decrees or orders are set in the room of them; or the examples of punishment inflicted on wicked men, as on the old world, on Sodom and Gomorrah, the Egyptians, and other nations; these are not regarded, when they should be a terror to him;

as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them; who are the poor saints, and are looked upon by antichrist as feeble creatures, and all their efforts against him and his kingdom are treated with contempt: he blows upon them, and suggests that he can cause them to fall with the breath of his mouth, or strike them down with a straw or a feather; see

Psalms 12:6.

{a} wlyxy "terrent", Cocceius.
{b} "Permanent sive perdurant", Lutherus, Gejerus.
{c} "Prosperantur", Musculus, Calvin, Ainsworth, Piscator.