||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 94 [Commentary] |
||O LORD, God of vengeance,
God of vengeance, shine forth!
||Rise up, O Judge of the earth,
Render recompense to the proud.
||How long shall the wicked, O LORD,
How long shall the wicked exult?
||They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly;
All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.
||They crush Your people, O LORD,
And afflict Your heritage.
||They slay the widow and the stranger
And murder the orphans.
||They have said, "The LORD does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed."
||Pay heed, you senseless among the people;
And when will you understand, stupid ones?
||He who planted the ear, does He not hear?
He who formed the eye, does He not see?
||He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke,
Even He who teaches man knowledge?
||The LORD knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath.
||Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD,
And whom You teach out of Your law;
||That You may grant him relief from the days of adversity,
Until a pit is dug for the wicked.
||For the LORD will not abandon His people,
Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
||For judgment will again be righteous,
And all the upright in heart will follow it.
||Who will stand up for me against evildoers?
Who will take his stand for me against those who do wickedness?
||If the LORD had not been my help,
My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.
||If I should say, "My foot has slipped,"
Your lovingkindness, O LORD, will hold me up.
||When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
Your consolations delight my soul.
||Can a throne of destruction be allied with You,
One which devises mischief by decree?
||They band themselves together against the life of the righteous
And condemn the innocent to death.
||But the LORD has been my stronghold,
And my God the rock of my refuge.
||He has brought back their wickedness upon them
And will destroy them in their evil;
The LORD our God will destroy them.
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