New American Standard Bible
Rise up, O Judge of the earth, Render recompense to the proud.
King James Bible
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
Darby Bible Translation
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth, render the reward to the proud.
World English Bible
Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve.
Young's Literal Translation
Be lifted up, O Judge of the earth, Send back a recompence on the proud.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Lift up thyself - Be exalted or lifted up so as to be manifest in thy true character. The idea is that God was, as it were, sitting at his ease, or as if he were indifferent to what was occurring in the world. See the notes at Psalm 3:7.
Thou Judge of the earth - Ruler of the world; to whom it pertains to exercise judgment over all classes of people, and in all circumstances. The meaning here is, that as he was the Ruler of the whole earth, this matter came without doubt under his jurisdiction. It was a case for his interposition.
Render a reward to the proud - A just recompence to the people who are confident in their own strength, and who are manifesting their pride in depriving others of their rights.
LibraryA Prayer for the Spirit of Devotion
6. O Lord my God, Thou art all my good, and who am I that I should dare to speak unto Thee? I am the very poorest of Thy servants, an abject worm, much poorer and more despicable than I know or dare to say. Nevertheless remember, O Lord, that I am nothing, I have nothing, and can do nothing. Thou only art good, just and holy; Thou canst do all things, art over all things, fillest all things, leaving empty only the sinner. Call to mind Thy tender mercies, and fill my heart with Thy grace, Thou …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet
The Knowledge of God
The Chorus of Angels
to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries, And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.
O love the LORD, all you His godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer.
And men will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!"
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, And her mighty men will be captured, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.
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