Psalm 94:22
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English Standard Version
But the LORD has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.

King James Bible
But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah hath been my high tower, And my God the rock of my refuge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.

English Revised Version
But the LORD hath been my high tower; and my God the rock of my refuge.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the LORD is my defense; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In the fifth strophe the poet celebrates the praise of the Lord as his sole, but also trusty and most consolatory help. The meaning of the question in Psalm 94:16 is, that there is no man who would rise and succour him in the conflict with the evil-doers; ל as in Exodus 14:25; Judges 6:31, and עם (without נלחם or the like) in the sense of contra, as in Psalm 55:19, cf. 2 Chronicles 20:6. God alone is his help. He alone has rescued him from death. היה is to be supplied to לוּלי: if He had not been, or: if He were not; and the apodosis is: then very little would have been wanting, then it would soon have come to this, that his soul would have taken up its abode, etc.; cf. on the construction Psalm 119:92; Psalm 124:1-5; Isaiah 1:9, and on כּמעט with the praet. Psalm 73:2; Psalm 119:87; Genesis 26:10 (on the other hand with the fut. Psalm 81:15). דּוּמה is, as in Psalm 115:17, the silence of the grave and of Hades; here it is the object to שׁכנה, as in Psalm 37:3, Proverbs 8:12, and frequently. When he appears to himself already as one that has fallen, God's mercy holds him up. And when thoughts, viz., sad and fearful thoughts, are multiplied within him, God's comforts delight him, viz., the encouragement of His word and the inward utterances of His Spirit. שׁרעפּים, as in Psalm 139:23, is equivalent to שעפּים, from שׂעף, סעף, Arab. š‛b, to split, branch off (Psychology, S. 181; tr. p. 214). The plural form ישׁעשׁעוּ, like the plural of the imperative in Isaiah 29:9, has two Pathachs, the second of which is the "independentification" of the Chateph of ישׁעשׁע.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

but

Psalm 94:10 He that chastises the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teaches man knowledge, shall not he know?

Psalm 27:1-3 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid...

Psalm 59:9,16,17 Because of his strength will I wait on you: for God is my defense...

Psalm 62:2,6 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved...

the rock

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler...

Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Cross References
Psalm 9:9
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 59:9
O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.

Psalm 61:2
from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,

Psalm 71:7
I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.

Psalm 91:2
I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Psalm 92:15
to declare that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

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