Psalms 94

The  Lord Will Not Forsake His People

1 O  Lord, God of a  vengeance,
O God of vengeance, b  shine forth!
2 c  Rise up, O d  judge of the earth;
repay to the e  proud what they deserve!
3O  Lord f  how long shall the wicked,
how long shall g  the wicked exult?
4They pour out their h  arrogant words;
all i  the evildoers boast.
5They j  crush your people, O  Lord,
and afflict your heritage.
6They kill k  the widow and the sojourner,
and murder l  the fatherless;
7 m  and they say, “The  Lord does not see;
the God of Jacob does not perceive.”
8 n  Understand, O dullest of the people!
Fools, when will you be wise?
9 o  He who planted the ear, does he not hear?
He who formed the eye, does he not see?
10He who p  disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke?
He who q  teaches man knowledge
11 r  the  Lordknows the thoughts of man,
that they are s  but a breath.
Septuagint  they are futile

12 u  Blessed is the man whom you v  discipline, O  Lord,
and whom you teach out of your law,
13to give him w  rest from x  days of trouble,
until y  a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 z  For the  Lord will not forsake his aa  people;
he will not abandon his ab  heritage;
15for ac  justice will return to the righteous,
and all the upright in heart will ad  follow it.
16 ae  Who rises up for me against the wicked?
Who stands up for me against evildoers?
17 af  If the  Lord had not been my help,
my soul would soon have lived in the land of ag  silence.
18When I thought ah  “My foot slips,”
your steadfast love, O  Lord ai  held me up.
19When the cares of my heart are many,
your consolations cheer my soul.
20Can aj  wicked rulers be allied with you,
those who frame injustice by ak  statute?
21They al  band together against the life of the righteous
and condemn am  the innocent to death.
Hebrew  condemn innocent blood

22But the  Lord has become my ao  stronghold,
and my God ap  the rock of my aq  refuge.
23He will bring back on them ar  their iniquity
and as  wipe them out for their wickedness;
the  Lord our God will wipe them out.
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