Psalms 94:4

4 They brag and boast and crow about their crimes!

Psalms 94:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 94:4

How long shall they utter and speak hard things?
Against Christ, his person and offices, his ministers, his people, his truths and ordinances; this is very applicable to antichrist, who has a mouth speaking blasphemies, and which he opens, and with it blasphemes God, his tabernacle, and them that dwell in it, ( Revelation 13:5 Revelation 13:6 ) . The Targum is,

``will they utter and speak reproachful words?''

contumelies or calumnies; and such are uttered by the antichristian party against the true professors of religion in great abundance, as water out of a fountain, as the first word F1 used signifies; see ( Jude 1:15 ) ,

and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves;
the just character of the followers of antichrist, who work an abomination, and make a lie, and whose whole course of life, and even of religion, is a series of sin and iniquity, ( Revelation 21:27 ) ( 22:15 ) , these lift up themselves against, the Lord, like the high branches of a tree, as Aben Ezra; or praise themselves, as Jarchi; being proud, they are boasters; boast of their antiquity and precedence, of their wealth and riches, of their power and authority, of infallibility, and works of supererogation, and the like.


F1 (weyby) "effutient", Montanus, Tigurine version, Vatablus; "effutiunt", Musculus; "scaturiunt", Cocceius.

Psalms 94:4 In-Context

2 Judge of the earth, take your stand; throw the book at the arrogant.
3 God, the wicked get away with murder - how long will you let this go on?
4 They brag and boast and crow about their crimes!
5 They walk all over your people, God, exploit and abuse your precious people.
6 They take out anyone who gets in their way; if they can't use them, they kill them.
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