Psalm 94 NIV

1 O LORD, the God who avenges,1 O God who avenges, shine forth.2

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2 Rise up,3 O Judge4 of the earth; pay back5 to the proud what they deserve.

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3 How long will the wicked, O LORD, how long will the wicked be jubilant?6

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4 They pour out arrogant7 words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.8

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5 They crush your people,9 O LORD; they oppress your inheritance.10

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6 They slay the widow11 and the alien; they murder the fatherless.12

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7 They say, "The LORD does not see;13 the God of Jacob14 pays no heed."

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8 Take heed, you senseless ones15 among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?

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9 Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?16

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10 Does he who disciplines17 nations not punish? Does he who teaches18 man lack knowledge?

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11 The LORD knows the thoughts19 of man; he knows that they are futile.20

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12 Blessed is the man you discipline,21 O LORD, the man you teach22 from your law;

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13 you grant him relief from days of trouble,23 till a pit24 is dug for the wicked.

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14 For the LORD will not reject his people;25 he will never forsake his inheritance.

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15 Judgment will again be founded on righteousness,26 and all the upright in heart27 will follow it.

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16 Who will rise up28 for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?29

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17 Unless the LORD had given me help,30 I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.31

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18 When I said, "My foot is slipping,32" your love, O LORD, supported me.

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19 When anxiety33 was great within me, your consolation34 brought joy to my soul.

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20 Can a corrupt throne35 be allied with you-- one that brings on misery by its decrees?36

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21 They band together37 against the righteous and condemn the innocent38 to death.39

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22 But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock40 in whom I take refuge.41

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23 He will repay42 them for their sins and destroy43 them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.

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