Psalm 94

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1 O Lord, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth! (De 32:35; De 32:41; De 32:43; Ps 50:2; Isa 35:4; Jer 51:56; Na 1:2; Ro 12:19)2 Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! (Ps 7:6; Ps 58:11; Lu 1:51)3 O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? (Job 20:5; Ps 74:10; Re 6:10)4 They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. (1Sa 2:3; Ps 31:18; Ps 92:7; Ps 92:9; Ps 125:5; Jud 1:15)5 They crush your people, O Lord, and afflict your heritage. (Pr 22:22; Isa 3:15)6 They kill the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless; (Isa 10:2)7 and they say, “The Lord does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive.” (Job 22:13)8 Understand, O dullest of the people! Fools, when will you be wise? (Ps 49:10)9 He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see? (Ex 4:11; Pr 20:12)10 He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke? He who teaches man knowledge— (Job 12:23; Job 35:11)11 the Lord—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.[1] (Ps 30:5; Ps 30:11; 1Co 3:20)12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law, (De 8:5; Job 5:17; Pr 3:11; 1Co 11:32; Heb 12:5)13 to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked. (Job 34:29; Ps 49:5; Ps 55:23)14 For the Lord will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage; (De 32:9; 1Sa 12:22; Ro 11:2)15 for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it. (1Sa 12:14; 1Ki 14:8; Isa 42:3)16 Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers? (Ps 12:5)17 If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. (Ps 31:17; Ps 124:1)18 When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. (Ps 20:2; Ps 38:16; Ps 73:2)19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.20 Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame[2] injustice by statute? (Ps 50:16; Ps 58:2; Isa 10:1; Am 6:3)21 They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.[3] (Mt 27:1; Mt 27:4)22 But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge. (Ps 9:9; Ps 14:6; Ps 18:2)23 He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the Lord our God will wipe them out. (Ps 7:16; Ps 34:21; Ps 92:9; Pr 2:22)