Psalm 94:1
New International Version
The LORD is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.

New Living Translation
O LORD, the God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, let your glorious justice shine forth!

English Standard Version
O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth!

Berean Study Bible
O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth.

King James Bible
O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.

New King James Version
O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs— O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!

New American Standard Bible
LORD, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth!

NASB 1995
O LORD, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth!

NASB 1977
O Lord, God of vengeance; God of vengeance, shine forth!

Amplified Bible
O LORD God, You to whom vengeance belongs, O God, You to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth [in judgment]!

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, God of vengeance — God of vengeance, shine!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, God of vengeance— God of vengeance, appear.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God of vengeance, LORD JEHOVAH, God of vengeance, be revealed!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of David for the fourth day of the week. The Lord is a God of vengeance; the God of vengeance has declared himself.

Contemporary English Version
LORD God, you punish the guilty. Show what you are like and punish them now.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.

English Revised Version
O LORD, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.

Good News Translation
LORD, you are a God who punishes; reveal your anger!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, appear!

International Standard Version
God of vengeance, LORD God of vengeance, display your splendor!

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, Thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth.

Literal Standard Version
God of vengeance—YHWH! God of vengeance, shine forth.

NET Bible
O LORD, the God who avenges! O God who avenges, reveal your splendor!

New Heart English Bible
LORD, you God to whom vengeance belongs, you God to whom vengeance belongs, 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Will Not Forget His People
1O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth. 2Rise up, O Judge of the earth; render a reward to the proud.…

Cross References
Romans 12:19
Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God's wrath. For it is written: "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord."

Genesis 4:23
Then Lamech said to his wives: "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; wives of Lamech, listen to my speech. For I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me.

Deuteronomy 32:35
Vengeance is Mine; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly."

2 Samuel 22:48
the God who avenges me and brings down nations beneath me,

Psalm 18:47
the God who avenges me and subdues nations beneath me,

Psalm 50:2
From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.

Psalm 79:10
Why should the nations ask, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations Your vengeance for the bloodshed of Your servants.


Treasury of Scripture

O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself.

A.

God, to whom vengeance belongeth.

Deuteronomy 32:35,41,42
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste…

Isaiah 35:4
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

Isaiah 59:17
For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

shew thyself.

Psalm 80:1
To the chief Musician upon ShoshannimEduth, A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.









(1) The original is far more striking in its conciseness. God of retributions, Jehovah, God of retributions shine forth. The emphatic repetition of a phrase is a feature of this psalm. (See Psalm 94:3; Psalm 94:23.)

Verses 1-7. - The cry for vengeance. Israel is suffering oppression - not, however, from foreign enemies, but from domestic tyrants (vers. 4-6). Innocent blood is shed; the widow and the orphan are trodden down. God, it is supposed, will not see or will not regard (ver. 7). The psalmist, therefore, cries out to God to manifest himself by taking signal vengeance on the evil doers (vers. 1, 2). Verse 1. - O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth (comp. Deuteronomy 32:35, "To me belongeth vengeance and recompence;" and Jeremiah 51:56, where God is called "the Lord God of reeompences," as he is here - literally - "the Lord God of vengeances"). O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself; or, "shine forth" - make thy justice to appear; show thyself in thy character of a God who will by no means clear the guilty (Exodus 34:7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
O LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

God
אֵל־ (’êl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

of vengeance,
נְקָמ֥וֹת (nə·qā·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5360: Avengement

O God
אֵ֖ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

of vengeance,
נְקָמ֣וֹת (nə·qā·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5360: Avengement

shine forth.
הוֹפִֽיַע׃ (hō·w·p̄i·ya‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3313: To shine out or forth, to send out beams, cause to shine


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