The prophet, calling for justice, complaineth of tyranny and impiety.
Psalms 94:1 God of vengeanceJehovah! God of vengeance, shine forth. Psalms 94:2 Be lifted up, O Judge of the earth, Send back a recompence on the proud. Psalms 94:3 Till when [do] the wicked, O Jehovah? Till when do the wicked exult? Psalms 94:4 They utterthey speak an old saw, All working iniquity do boast themselves. Psalms 94:5 Thy people, O Jehovah, they bruise, And Thine inheritance they afflict. Psalms 94:6 Widow and sojourner they slay, And fatherless ones they murder. Psalms 94:7 And they say, 'Jehovah doth not see, And the God of Jacob doth not consider.'
He teacheth God's providence.
Psalms 94:8 Consider, ye brutish among the people, And ye foolish, when do ye act wisely? Psalms 94:9 He who planteth the ear doth He not hear? He who formeth the eye doth He not see? Psalms 94:10 He who is instructing nations, Doth He not reprove? He who is teaching man knowledge [is] Jehovah. Psalms 94:11 He knoweth the thoughts of man, that they [are] vanity.
He sheweth the blessedness of affliction.
Psalms 94:12 O the happiness of the man Whom Thou instructest, O Jah, And out of Thy law teachest him, Psalms 94:13 To give rest to him from days of evil, While a pit is digged for the wicked. Psalms 94:14 For Jehovah leaveth not His people, And His inheritance forsaketh not. Psalms 94:15 For to righteousness judgment turneth back, And after it all the upright of heart,
God is the defender of the afflicted.
Psalms 94:16 Who riseth up for me with evil doers? Who stationeth himself for me with workers of iniquity? Psalms 94:17 Unless Jehovah [were] a help to me, My soul had almost inhabited silence. Psalms 94:18 If I have said, 'My foot hath slipped,' Thy kindness, O Jehovah, supporteth me. Psalms 94:19 In the abundance of my thoughts within me, Thy comforts delight my soul. Psalms 94:20 Is a throne of mischief joined [with] Thee? A framer of perverseness by statute? Psalms 94:21 They decree against the soul of the righteous, And innocent blood declare wicked. Psalms 94:22 And Jehovah is for a high place to me, And my God [is] for a rockmy refuge, Psalms 94:23 And turneth back on them their iniquity, And in their wickedness cutteth them off; Jehovah our God doth cut them off!