Psalm 94:5

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

Read Psalm 94:5 Using Other Translations

They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
They crush your people, O LORD, and afflict your heritage.
They crush your people, LORD, hurting those you claim as your own.

What does Psalm 94:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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