The LORD Implored to Avenge His People.

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

References for Psalms 94:1

    • a 94:1 - Or "avenging acts"
    • b 94:1 - Or "avenging acts"
    • c 94:1 - Or "has shone forth"
      2 3Rise up, O 4Judge of the earth, Render recompense 5to the proud.

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      3 How long * shall the wicked, O LORD, How long * shall the 6wicked exult?

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      4 They pour forth words, they 7speak arrogantly; All who do wickedness 8vaunt themselves.

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      5 They 9crush Your people, O LORD, And 10afflict Your heritage.

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      6 They 11slay the widow and the stranger And murder the orphans.

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        • d 94:6 - Or "sojourner"
          7 12They have said, "The LORD does not see, Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed."

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          8 Pay heed, you 13senseless among the people; And when will you understand, 14stupid ones?

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

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              10 He who 16chastens the nations, will He not rebuke, Even He who 17teaches man knowledge?

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              11 The LORD 18knows the thoughts of man, That they are a mere breath.

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              12 Blessed is the man whom 19You chasten, O LORD, And 20whom You teach out of Your law;
              13 That You may grant him 21relief from the 22days of adversity, Until 23a pit is dug for the wicked.

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              14 For 24the LORD will not abandon His people, Nor will He 25forsake His inheritance.

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              15 For 26judgment will again be righteous, And all the upright in heart will follow it.

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                • k 94:15 - I.e. administration of justice
                • l 94:15 - Lit "will return to righteousness"
                • m 94:15 - Lit "will be after it"
                  16 Who will 27stand up for me against evildoers? Who will take his stand for me 28against those who do wickedness?

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                  17 If 29the LORD had not been my help, My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.

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                  18 If I should say, "30My foot has slipped," Your lovingkindness, O LORD, will hold me up.

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                  19 When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your 31consolations delight my soul.

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                  20 Can a 32throne of destruction be allied with You, One 33which devises mischief by decree?

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                    • o 94:20 - Or "tribunal"
                    • p 94:20 - Or "trouble, misfortune"
                      21 They 34band themselves together against the life of the righteous And 35condemn the innocent to death.

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                      22 But the LORD has been my 36stronghold, And my God the 37rock of my refuge.

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                      23 He has 38brought back their wickedness upon them And will 39destroy them in their evil; The LORD our God will destroy them.

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