Psalms 94:6

6 They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.

Psalms 94:6 in Other Translations

6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
6 They kill the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless;
6 They kill widows and foreigners and murder orphans.
6 They take out anyone who gets in their way; if they can't use them, they kill them.
6 They kill the widow and the foreigner and murder the fatherless.

Psalms 94:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 94:6

They slay the widow and the stranger
Who are so both in a literal and figurative sense, such who are weak and feeble, helpless and friendless; or who are deprived of their faithful pastors, who were as husbands and fathers to them, and who profess themselves pilgrims and strangers here; these the followers of the man of sin have inhumanly put to death, supposing they did God good service:

and murder the fatherless;
having slain the parents in a cruel and barbarous manner, murder their infants; or figuratively such who are as orphans, destitute of their spiritual fathers, who were the instruments of begetting them in Christ, and of nourishing them with the words of faith and good doctrine; with the blood of these the whore of Rome has often made herself drunk, and therefore blood shall be given her to drink, ( Revelation 17:5 Revelation 17:6 ) ( Revelation 16:6 Revelation 16:7 ) .

Psalms 94:6 In-Context

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.”
8 Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 10:18; S Isaiah 1:17
  • 2. Deuteronomy 24:19
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