Psalms 94:5

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

Psalms 94:5 in Other Translations

5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
5 They crush your people, O LORD, and afflict your heritage.
5 They crush your people, LORD, hurting those you claim as your own.
5 They walk all over your people, God, exploit and abuse your precious people.
5 Lord, they crush Your people; they afflict Your heritage.

Psalms 94:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 94:5

They break in pieces thy people, O Lord
Not the Israelites, as Kimchi; but the church of Christ, by their anathemas, cruel edicts, and persecutions; by confiscating their goods, imprisoning their persons, putting them to cruel deaths; and by such means think to "wear out" the saints of the most High, the Lord's covenant and peculiar people; which is mentioned as an aggravation of their sin, and as an argument with the Lord to arise on their behalf:

and afflict thine heritage;
the church, styled God's heritage, ( 1 Peter 5:3 ) , whom the Lord has chosen for his inheritance; and are dear to him, as his portion, his jewels, and even as the apple of his eye; and yet these are afflicted all manner of ways by their persecuting enemies, as Israel was of old in Egypt.

Psalms 94:5 In-Context

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.
6 They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.
7 They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 44:2; Psalms 74:8; Isaiah 3:15; Jeremiah 8:21
  • 2. Psalms 28:9
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