Psalm 94:20
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English Standard Version
Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?

King James Bible
Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

American Standard Version
Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, Which frameth mischief by statute?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?

English Revised Version
Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by statute?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The fourth strophe praises the pious sufferer, whose good cause God will at length aid in obtaining its right. The "blessed" reminds one of Psalm 34:9; Psalm 40:5, and more especially of Job 5:17, cf. Proverbs 3:11. Here what are meant are sufferings like those bewailed in Psalm 94:5., which are however, after all, the well-meant dispensations of God. Concerning the aim and fruit of purifying and testing afflictions God teaches the sufferer out of His Law (cf. e.g., Deuteronomy 8:5.), in order to procure him rest, viz., inward rest (cf. Jeremiah 49:23 with Isaiah 30:15), i.e., not to suffer him to be disheartened and tempted by days of wickedness, i.e., wicked, calamitous days (Ew. 287, b), until (and it will inevitably come to pass) the pit is finished being dug into which the ungodly falls headlong (cf. Psalm 112:7.). יּהּ has the emphatic Dagesh, which properly does not double, and still less unite, but requires an emphatic pronunciation of the letter, which might easily become inaudible. The initial Jod of the divine name might easily lose it consonantal value here in connection with the preceding toneless û,

(Note: If it is correct that, as Aben-Ezra and Parchon testify, the וּ, as being compounded of o (u) + i, was pronounced like the u in the French word pur by the inhabitants of Palestine, then this Dagesh, in accordance with its orthophonic function, is the more intelligible in cases like תיסרנו יּה and קראתי יּה, cf. Pinsker, Einleitung, S. 153, and Geiger, Urschrift, S. 277. In קומו צּאו, Genesis 19:14; Exodus 12:31, קומו סּעו, Deuteronomy 2:24, Tsade and Samech have this Dagesh for the same reason as the Sin in תשׁביתו שּׁאור, Exodus 12:15 (vid., Heidenheim on that passage), viz., because there is a danger in all these cases of slurring over the sharp sibilant. Even Chajug' (vid., Ewald and Dukes' Beitrge, iii. 23) confuses this Dag. orthophonicum with the Dag. forte conjunctivum.)

and the Dag. guards against this: cf. Psalm 118:5, Psalm 118:18. The certainty of the issue that is set in prospect by עד is then confirmed with כּי. It is impossible that God can desert His church - He cannot do this, because in general right must finally come to His right, or, as it is here expressed, משׁפּט must turn to צדק, i.e., the right that is now subdued must at length be again strictly maintained and justly administered, and "after it then all who are upright in heart," i.e., all such will side with it, joyously greeting that which has been long missed and yearned after. משׁפּט is fundamental right, which is at all times consistent with itself and raised above the casual circumstances of the time, and צדק, like אמת in Isaiah 42:3, is righteousness (justice), which converts this right into a practical truth and reality.

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Psalm 52:1 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

Psalm 82:1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.

1 Samuel 22:12 And Saul said, Hear now, you son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I am, my lord.

Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness...

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...

Amos 6:3 You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

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2 Chronicles 6:14-16 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like you in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keep covenant...

Isaiah 1:11-20 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams...

Jeremiah 7:4-11 Trust you not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these...

John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall...

1 John 1:5,6 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all...

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Psalm 58:2 Yes, in heart you work wickedness; you weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

1 Kings 12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like to the feast that is in Judah...

Esther 3:6-12 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai...

Isaiah 10:1 Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;

Daniel 3:4-7 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages...

Daniel 6:7-9 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains...

Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels...

John 9:22 These words spoke his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already...

John 11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should show it...

Revelation 13:15-17 And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak...

Cross References
Psalm 50:16
But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips?

Psalm 58:2
No, in your hearts you devise wrongs; your hands deal out violence on earth.

Isaiah 10:1
Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression,

Jeremiah 22:30
Thus says the LORD: "Write this man down as childless, a man who shall not succeed in his days, for none of his offspring shall succeed in sitting on the throne of David and ruling again in Judah."

Daniel 6:15
Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, "Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed."

Amos 6:3
O you who put far away the day of disaster and bring near the seat of violence?

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