Psalm 94
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1O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.1O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth!
2Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.2Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve!
3LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?3O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?
4How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?4They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast.
5They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.5They crush your people, O LORD, and afflict your heritage.
6They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.6They kill the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless;
7Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.7and they say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive.”
8Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?8Understand, O dullest of the people! Fools, when will you be wise?
9He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?9He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?
10He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?10He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke? He who teaches man knowledge—
11The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.11the LORD—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.
12Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;12Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law,
13That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.13to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.
14For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.14For the LORD will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage;
15But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.15for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
16Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?16Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers?
17Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.17If the LORD had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.
18When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.18When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.
19In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.19When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
20Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?20Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?
21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.21They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
22But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.22But the LORD has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.
23And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.23He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the LORD our God will wipe them out.
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