Psalms Chapter 94 |
1God of retribution, Lord,
God of retribution, appear!
2Rise up, judge of the earth,
give the arrogant their deserts!
3How long shall the wicked, O Lord,
how long shall the wicked exult,
4shall they utter insolent speech,
shall all evildoers vaunt themselves?
5They crush Your people, O Lord,
they afflict Your very own;
6they kill the widow and the stranger;
they murder the fatherless,
7thinking, “The Lord does not see it,
the God of Jacob does not pay heed.”
8Take heed, you most brutish people;
fools, when will you get wisdom?
9Shall He who implants the ear not hear,
He who forms the eye not see?
10Shall He who disciplines nations not punish,
He who instructs men in knowledge?
11The Lord knows the designs of men to be futile.
12Happy is the man whom You discipline, O Lord,
the man You instruct in Your teaching,
13to give him tranquillity in times of misfortune,
until a pit be dug for the wicked.
14For the Lord will not forsake His people;
He will not abandon His very own.
15Judgment shall again accord with justice
and all the upright shall rally to it.
16Who will take my part against evil men?
Who will stand up for me against wrongdoers?
17Were not the Lord my help,
I should soon dwell in silence.
18When I think my foot has given way,
Your faithfulness, O Lord, supports me.
19When I am filled with cares,
Your assurance soothes my soul.
20Shall the seat of injustice be Your partner,
that frames mischief by statute?
21They band together to do away with the righteous;
they condemn the innocent to death.
22But the Lord is my haven;
my God is my sheltering rock.
23He will make their evil recoil upon them,
annihilate them through their own wickedness;
the Lord our God will annihilate them.