The prophet, calling for justice, complaineth of tyranny and impiety.
Psalms 94:1 O LORD, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shine forth. Psalms 94:2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render to the proud [their] desert. Psalms 94:3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? Psalms 94:4 They prate, they speak arrogantly: all the workers of iniquity boast themselves. Psalms 94:5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage. Psalms 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. Psalms 94:7 And they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob consider.
He teacheth God's providence.
Psalms 94:8 Consider, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? Psalms 94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? Psalms 94:10 He that chastiseth the nations, shall not he correct, [even] he that teacheth man knowledge? Psalms 94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
He sheweth the blessedness of affliction.
Psalms 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest out of thy law; Psalms 94:13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. Psalms 94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. Psalms 94:15 For judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
God is the defender of the afflicted.
Psalms 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Psalms 94:17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had soon dwelt in silence. Psalms 94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up. Psalms 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. Psalms 94:20 Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by statute? Psalms 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. Psalms 94:22 But the LORD hath been my high tower; and my God the rock of my refuge. Psalms 94:23 And he hath brought upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own evil; the LORD our God shall cut them off.