Bible: Psalm 94
Psalm 94 1
O God who avenges, reveal your splendor! 2
94:2 Rise up, O judge of the earth!
Pay back the proud!
how long will the wicked celebrate? 3
94:4 They spew out threats 4 and speak defiantly;
all the evildoers boast. 5
they oppress the nation that belongs to you. 6
94:6 They kill the widow and the one residing outside his native land,
and they murder the fatherless. 7
94:7 Then they say, “The
the God of Jacob does not take notice of it.” 8
You fools, when will you ever understand?
94:9 Does the one who makes the human ear not hear?
Does the one who forms the human eye not see? 11
94:10 Does the one who disciplines the nations not punish?
He is the one who imparts knowledge to human beings!
peoples’ thoughts are morally bankrupt. 12
94:12 How blessed is the one 13 whom you instruct, O
the one whom you teach from your law,
94:13 in order to protect him from times of trouble, 14
until the wicked are destroyed. 15
94:14 Certainly 16 the
he does not abandon the nation that belongs to him. 17
94:15 For justice will prevail, 18
94:16 Who will rise up to defend me 21 against the wicked?
Who will stand up for me against the evildoers? 22
94:17 If the
I would have laid down in the silence of death. 23
94:18 If I say, “My foot is slipping,”
your loyal love, O
94:19 When worries threaten to overwhelm me, 24
your soothing touch makes me happy. 25
94:20 Cruel rulers 26 are not your allies,
those who make oppressive laws. 27
and condemn to death the innocent. 30
94:22 But the
and my God will shelter me. 32
94:23 He will pay them back for their sin. 33
He will destroy them because of 34 their evil;