The prophet, calling for justice, complaineth of tyranny and impiety.
Psalms 94:1 O Lorde God, to whome vengeaunce belongeth: thou God to whome vengeaunce belongeth shewe thy self. Psalms 94:2 Aryse thou iudge of þe world & rewarde the proude after their deseruyng. Psalms 94:3 Lorde how longe shall the vngodly, how longe shall the vngodly triumphe? Psalms 94:4 How longe shall all wicked doers speake so disdaynfully, and make such proude boastynge? Psalms 94:5 They smyte doune thy people, O Lorde, and trouble thine heritage. Psalms 94:6 They murthur the wydowe & the straunger, and put the fatherlesse to death. Psalms 94:7 And yet they saye: Tushe, the Lorde seyth not, the God of Iacob regardeth it not.
He teacheth God's providence.
Psalms 94:8 Take hede, ye vnwyse among the people: O ye fooles, when will ye vnderstande? Psalms 94:9 He that planted the eare, shal he not heare? he that made the eye, shal not he se? Psalms 94:10 He that nurtureth the Heathen, and teacheth a man knowlege, shall not he punish? Psalms 94:11 The Lord knoweth the thoughtes of men, that they are but vayne.
He sheweth the blessedness of affliction.
Psalms 94:12 Blessed is the man, whome thou learnest (O LORDE) and teacheste hym in thy lawe. Psalms 94:13 That thou mayest geue hym pacience in tyme of aduersitie, vntil the pytte be dygged vp for the vngodly. Psalms 94:14 For the Lorde will not fayle his people, neither will he forsake his inheritaunce. Psalms 94:15 And why? iudgement shalbe turned agayn vnto righteousnesse, and all suche as be true of hert shall folow it.
God is the defender of the afflicted.
Psalms 94:16 Who ryseth vp with me agaynst the wicked? who taketh my parte agaynste the euell doers? Psalms 94:17 If the Lord had not helped me, my soule had almost bene put to silence. Psalms 94:18 When I sayde: my fote hath slypped, thy mercy (O Lord) helde me vp. Psalms 94:19 In the multitude of the sorowes that I had in my herte, thy comfortes haue refreshed my soule. Psalms 94:20 Wilt thou haue any thing to do with the stoole of wickednesse, which ymagineth mischief in the lawe? Psalms 94:21 They gather them together agaynste the soule of the righteous, and condemne the innocent bloude. Psalms 94:22 But the Lord is my refuge, my God is þe strength of my confidence. Psalms 94:23 He shall recompence them their wickednesse, & destroye them in their owne malyce: yea, the Lorde our God shall destroy them.