Psalms 94:7

7 They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.”

Psalms 94:7 in Other Translations

7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
7 and they say, "The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive."
7 “The LORD isn’t looking,” they say, “and besides, the God of Israel doesn’t care.”
7 They think, "God isn't looking, Jacob's God is out to lunch."
7 They say, "The Lord doesn't see it. The God of Jacob doesn't pay attention."

Psalms 94:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 94:7

Yet they say, the Lord shall not see
The blood they shed, the murders they commit, the mischief they do, the wickedness they are guilty of, so flattering themselves with impunity; such atheism reigns at Rome, but God sees all their abominations, and he will let them know one day that he does behold them; see ( Psalms 10:10 Psalms 10:14 ) ,

neither shall the God of Jacob regard it;
the same as before; this title of "the God of Jacob" may be considered either as put in by the psalmist, as an argument strengthening the faith of the church of God; that being their covenant God, he would take notice and care of them, and resent the injuries done them, and avenge them: or else as mentioned by their enemies, sneering at their confidence in God, whom they called their covenant God; that notwithstanding he would not regard or take any notice of what was done unto them, so as to appear in their behalf; all this has been said, if not openly with the mouth, yet secretly in the heart; the language of their actions has abundantly declared this gross atheism of antichrist, and his abettors, who are addressed as follows.

Psalms 94:7 In-Context

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?
9 Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 22:14; Psalms 10:11
  • 2. S Genesis 24:12
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