Psalms 94:2

2 Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve.

Psalms 94:2 in Other Translations

2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
2 Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve!
2 Arise, O Judge of the earth. Give the proud what they deserve.
2 Judge of the earth, take your stand; throw the book at the arrogant.
2 Rise up, Judge of the earth; repay the proud what they deserve.

Psalms 94:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 94:2

Lift up thyself, thou, O Judge of the earth
A title very proper to Christ, and which is given him by Abraham, ( Genesis 18:25 ) , who then appeared to him in an human form, and with whom he was conversing; he judges his own people on earth, all judgment being committed to him by the Father; he judges and chastises them, that they may not be condemned with the world; he judges and distinguishes between them and the world; he protects and defends them, he pleads their cause, and avenges them on their enemies: and for this purpose he is requested to "lift up" himself; being in the apprehension of his people as one laid down and asleep, quite negligent and careless of them; and therefore they desire that he would awake and arise, and exert his power, and show himself higher than their enemies; that he would mount his throne, and execute justice and judgment on the wicked, agreeably to his character and office:

render a reward to the proud;
an evil reward, as the Targum; to proud persecutors of the church, who through their pride persecute the poor saints; and to render tribulation to them is but just with the Lord; to antichrist, that exalts himself above all that is called God, and to all his haughty and ambitious dependents and followers, cardinals, bishops, priests

Psalms 94:2 In-Context

1 The LORD is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.
2 Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve.
3 How long, LORD, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant?
4 They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.
5 They crush your people, LORD; they oppress your inheritance.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Numbers 10:35
  • 2. S Genesis 18:25; Hebrews 12:23; S James 5:9
  • 3. S Psalms 31:23
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