New International Version
The LORD is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.
King James Bible
O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
Darby Bible Translation
O God of vengeances, Jehovah, God of vengeances, shine forth;
World English Bible
Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs, you God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth.
Young's Literal Translation
God of vengeance -- Jehovah! God of vengeance, shine forth.
Psalm 94:1 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth - God is the author of retributive justice, as well as of mercy. This retributive justice is what we often term vengeance, but perhaps improperly; for vengeance with us signifies an excitement of angry passions, in order to gratify a vindictive spirit, which supposes itself to have received some real injury; whereas what is here referred to is that simple act of justice which gives to all their due.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
588. Dr. Delaney supposes that this Psalm was written by David on occasion of his war with the Ammonites, in consequence of the indignities shewn to his messengers; but it is more probable that it was written to bewail the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple.
God, to whom vengeance belongeth. Heb. God of revenges. O God.
shew thyself. Heb. shine forth
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Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.
Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me.
It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them."
2 Samuel 22:48
He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me,
He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.
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