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Psalms 94

 

 

Introduction
1The prophet, calling for justice, complains of tyranny and impiety.
8He teaches God's providence.
12He shews the blessedness of affliction.
16God is the defender of the afflicted.

Verse 1
O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
A. M. 3416. B.C. 588. (Title.) Dr. Delaney supposes that this Psalm was written by David on occasion of his war with the Ammonites, in consequence of the indignities shewn to his messengers; but it is more probable that it was written to bewail the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple
God, to whom vengeance belongeth
Heb. God of revenges. O God.
Deuteronomy 32:35,41,42; Isaiah 35:4; 59:17; Jeremiah 50:28; Nahum 1:2; Romans 12:19; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 10:30
shew thyself
Heb. shine forth.
80:1

Verse 2
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
Lift
7:6; 68:1; 74:22; Micah 5:9
thou
50:6; Genesis 18:25; John 5:22,23; 2 Corinthians 5:10
render
31:23; Job 40:11,12; Isaiah 2:11,12,17; 10:12; 37:23,29,36-38; Jeremiah 50:31,32; Daniel 4:37; 5:22-24; 1 Peter 5:5; Revelation 18:6-8

Verse 3
LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
Lord
43:2; 73:8; 74:9,10; 79:5; 80:4; 89:46; Jeremiah 12:1,2; 47:6; Revelation 6:10
the wicked
Esther 5:11,12; 6:6-10; 7:6,10; Job 20:5; Acts 12:22,23

Verse 4
How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
shall
31:18; 59:7,12; 64:3,4; 73:8,9; 140:3; Proverbs 30:14; Jeremiah 18:18; Matthew 12:24,34; Jude 1:14,15
boast
10:2-7; 52:1; Exodus 15:9,10; Job 21:14,15; Isaiah 10:13-15; 37:24,25; Daniel 7:8,11,25; 8:11; 11:36,37; Revelation 13:5,6

Verse 5
They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
break
7:2; 14:4; 44:22; 74:8,19,20; 79:2,3,7; 129:2,3; Isaiah 3:15; 52:5; Jeremiah 22:17; 51:20-23,34; Micah 3:2,3; Revelation 17:6
afflict
Exodus 2:23,24; Jeremiah 50:11; Revelation 11:3

Verse 6
They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
Isaiah 10:2; 13:15-18; Jeremiah 7:6; 22:3; Ezekiel 22:7; Malachi 3:5

Verse 7
Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
they say
10:11-13; 59:7; Job 22:12,13; Isaiah 29:15; Ezekiel 8:12; 9:9; Zephaniah 1:12; Luke 18:3,4

Verse 8
Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
brutish
49:10; 73:22; 92:6; Proverbs 12:1; Isaiah 27:11; Jeremiah 8:6-8; 10:8; Romans 3:11
fools
Deuteronomy 32:29; Proverbs 1:22; 8:5; Titus 3:3

Verse 9
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
He that planted
Exodus 4:11; Proverbs 20:1,12
hear
11:4; 17:3; 44:21; 139:1-12; Jeremiah 23:23,24

Verse 10
He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
chastiseth
9:5; 10:16; 44:2; 135:8-12; 149:7; Isaiah 10:12; 37:36; Jeremiah 10:25; Ezekiel 39:21
he correct
Isaiah 10:5,6; Amos 3:2; Habakkuk 1:12; 3:12
teacheth man
25:8,9; 119:66; Job 35:11; Proverbs 2:6; Isaiah 2:3; 28:26; 54:13; John 6:45

Verse 11
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
49:10-13; Job 11:11,12; Romans 1:21,22; 1 Corinthians 1:19,21,25

Verse 12
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
Blessed
119:67,71; Job 5:17; Proverbs 3:11; 1 Corinthians 11:32; Hebrews 12:5-11
teachest
Job 33:16-25; Micah 6:9; Revelation 3:19

Verse 13
That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
mayest
Isaiah 26:20,21; Habakkuk 3:16; 2 Corinthians 4:17,18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7,8; Hebrews 4:9; Revelation 14:13
until the pit
9:15; 55:23; Jeremiah 18:20,22; 2 Peter 2:9; 3:3-7; Revelation 6:10,11; 11:18

Verse 14
For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
For
37:28; 1 Samuel 12:22; Isaiah 49:14,15; Jeremiah 32:39,40; John 10:27-31; Romans 8:30,38,39; 11:1,2; Hebrews 13:5
forsake
5; 34:12; Deuteronomy 32:9; Jeremiah 10:16; Ephesians 1:18

Verse 15
But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
But
2,3; 7:8,9; 9:16; 58:11; 125:3; Deuteronomy 32:35,36; Job 35:14; Micah 7:9; Malachi 3:18; 2 Peter 3:8-10; Revelation 15:3,4
and all
37:5-7,34; 125:4,5; Job 17:9; 23:11,12; James 5:7-11; 1 John 2:19
shall follow it
Heb. shall be after it.

Verse 16
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
rise up
Exodus 32:26-29; Numbers 25:6-13; Judges 5:23; 1 Kings 18:39,40; 2 Kings 9:32; 10:15; Isaiah 59:16; 63:5; Jeremiah 5:1; Ezekiel 22:30; Matthew 12:30; 3 John 1:8
stand up
Nehemiah 5:7; Jeremiah 26:16-19; John 7:50,51

Verse 17
Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
Unless
118:13; 124:1,2; 125:1; 142:4,5; John 16:32; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10; 2 Timothy 4:16,17
almost
or, quickly. dwelt.
13:3; 31:17; 115:17

Verse 18
When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
My foot
17:5; 37:23,24; 38:16; 119:116,117; 121:3; 1 Samuel 2:9; John 12:5; Isaiah 41:10; Luke 22:32; 1 Peter 1:5

Verse 19
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
43:2-5; 61:2; 63:5,6; 73:12-16; 77:2-10; Jeremiah 20:7-11; Habakkuk 3:16-18; Romans 5:2-5; 2 Corinthians 1:4,5; 1 Peter 1:7,8

Verse 20
Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
throne
52:1; 82:1; 1 Samuel 22:12; Ecclesiastes 3:16; 5:8; Amos 6:3
fellowship
2 Chronicles 6:14-16; Isaiah 1:11-20; Jeremiah 7:4-11; John 18:28; 1 John 1:5,6
frameth
58:2; 1 Kings 12:32; Esther 3:6-12; Isaiah 10:1; Daniel 3:4-7; 6:7-9; Micah 6:16; John 9:22; 11:57; Revelation 13:15-17

Verse 21
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
gather
2:1-3; 22:16; 59:3; Proverbs 1:11,16; Matthew 27:1; Acts 4:5-7,27,28
condemn
Exodus 23:7; 1 Kings 21:19; Proverbs 17:15; Jeremiah 26:15; Ezekiel 22:6,12,27; Matthew 23:32-36; Acts 7:52,58-60; James 5:6; Revelation 17:6

Verse 22
But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
But
10; 27:1-3; 59:9,16,17; 62:2,6
the rock
18:2; Isaiah 33:16

Verse 23
And 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.
And he
7:16; 9:16,17; 55:23; 64:8; Esther 7:10; Proverbs 1:31; 2:22; 5:22; Daniel 7:24
cut them
12:3; 1 Samuel 26:10,11; Proverbs 14:32; Ezekiel 18:24; Daniel 9:26

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 94:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-94.html.

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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