Psalm 94 ESV

The Lord Will Not Forsake His People

1 O LORD, God of 1vengeance, O God of vengeance, 2shine forth!

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2 3Rise up, O 4judge of the earth; repay to the 5proud what they deserve!

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      3 O LORD, 6how long shall the wicked, how long shall 7the wicked exult?

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      4 They pour out their 8arrogant words; all 9the evildoers boast.

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      5 They 10crush your people, O LORD, and afflict your heritage.

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      6 They kill 11the widow and the sojourner, and murder 12the fatherless;

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          7 13and they say, "The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive."

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          8 14Understand, O dullest of the people! Fools, when will you be wise?

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          9 15He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?

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          10 He who 16disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke? He who 17teaches man knowledge--

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          11 18the LORD--knows the thoughts of man, that they are 19but a breath.a

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            • Ė 94:11 - Septuagint they are futile
              12 20Blessed is the man whom you 21discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law,

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              13 to give him 22rest from 23days of trouble, until 24a pit is dug for the wicked.

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              14 25For the LORD will not forsake his 26people; he will not abandon his 27heritage;

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              15 for 28justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will 29follow it.

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              16 30Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers?

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              17 31If the LORD had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of 32silence.

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              18 When I thought, 33"My foot slips," your steadfast love, O LORD, 34held me up.

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              19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
              20 Can 35wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by 36statute?

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              21 They 37band together against the life of the righteous and condemn 38the innocent to death.b

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                • ė 94:21 - Hebrew condemn innocent blood
                  22 But the LORD has become my 39stronghold, and my God 40the rock of my 41refuge.

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                      23 He will bring back on them 42their iniquity and 43wipe them out for their wickedness; the LORD our God will wipe them out.

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