Psalm 94:3
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English Standard Version
O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?

King James Bible
LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

American Standard Version
Jehovah, how long shall the wicked, How long shall the wicked triumph?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?

English Revised Version
LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

Webster's Bible Translation
LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The sense of מלך (with ā beside Zinnor or Sarka as in Psalm 97:1; Psalm 99:1 beside Dech)

(Note: It is well known that his pausal form of the 3rd masc. praet. occurs in connection with Zakeph; but it is also found with Rebia in Psalm 112:10 (the reading וכעס), Leviticus 6:2 (גּזל), Joshua 10:13 (עמד), Lamentations 2:17 (זמם; but not in Deuteronomy 19:19; Zechariah 1:6, which passages Kimchi counts up with them in his grammar Michlol); with Tarcha in Isaiah 14:27 (יעץ), Hosea 6:1 (טרף), Amos 3:8 (שׁאג); with Teb equals r in Leviticus 5:18 (שׁגג); and even with Munach in 1 Samuel 7:17 (שׁפט), and according to Abulwald with Mercha in 1 Kings 11:2 (דּבק).))

is historical, and it stands in the middle between the present מלך ה and the future מלך :ה Jahve has entered upon the kingship and now reigns Jahve's rule heretofore, since He has given up the use of His omnipotence, has been self-abasement and self-renunciation: how, however, He shows Himself in all His majesty, which rises aloft above everything; He has put this on like a garment; He is King, and now too shows Himself to the world in the royal robe. The first לבשׁ has Olewejored; then the accentuation takes לבשׁ ה together by means of Dech, and עז התאזּר together by means of Athnach. עז, as in Psalm 29:1-11, points to the enemies; what is so named is God's invincibly triumphant omnipotence. This He has put on (Isaiah 51:9), with this He has girded Himself - a military word (Isaiah 8:9): Jahve makes war against everything in antagonism to Himself, and casts it to the ground with the weapons of His wrathful judgments. We find a further and fuller description of this עז התאזר in Isaiah 59:17; Isaiah 63:1., cf. Daniel 7:9.

(Note: These passages, together with Psalm 93:1; Psalm 104:1, are cited in Cant. Rabba 26b (cf. Debarim Rabba 29d), where it is said that the Holy One calls Israel כלה (bride) ten times in the Scriptures, and that Israel on the other hand ten times assigns kingly judicial robes to Him.)

That which cannot fail to take place in connection with the coming of this accession of Jahve to the kingdom is introduced with אף. The world, as being the place of the kingdom of Jahve, shall stand without tottering in opposition to all hostile powers (Psalm 96:10). Hitherto hostility towards God and its principal bulwark, the kingdom of the world, have disturbed the equilibrium and threatened all God-appointed relationships with dissolution; Jahve's interposition, however, when He finally brings into effect all the abundant might of His royal government, will secure immoveableness to the shaken earth (cf. Psalm 75:4). His throne stands, exalted above all commotion, מאז; it reaches back into the most distant past. Jahve is מעולם; His being loses itself in the immemorial and the immeasurable. The throne and nature of Jahve are not incipient in time, and therefore too are not perishable; but as without beginning, so also they are endless, infinite in duration.

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Psalm 43:2 For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 73:8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

Psalm 74:9,10 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long...

Psalm 79:5 How long, LORD? will you be angry for ever? shall your jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?

Psalm 89:46 How long, LORD? will you hide yourself for ever? shall your wrath burn like fire?

Jeremiah 12:1,2 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...

Jeremiah 47:6 O you sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere you be quiet? put up yourself into your scabbard, rest, and be still.

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true...

the wicked

Esther 5:11,12 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him...

Esther 6:6-10 So Haman came in. And the king said to him, What shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor...

Esther 7:6,10 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen...

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Acts 12:22,23 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man...

Cross References
Job 20:5
that the exulting of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Psalm 10:3
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.

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