Psalm 94
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Psalm 94

1O Lord, the God who avenges!

O God who avenges, reveal your splendor!

2Rise up, O judge of the earth!

Pay back the proud!

3O Lord, how long will the wicked,

how long will the wicked celebrate?

4They spew out threats and speak defiantly;

all the evildoers boast.

5O Lord, they crush your people;

they oppress the nation that belongs to you.

6They kill the widow and the one residing outside his native land,

and they murder the fatherless.

7Then they say, “The Lord does not see this;

the God of Jacob does not take notice of it.”

8Take notice of this, you ignorant people!

You fools, when will you ever understand?

9Does the one who makes the human ear not hear?

Does the one who forms the human eye not see?

10Does the one who disciplines the nations not punish?

He is the one who imparts knowledge to human beings!

11The Lord knows that

peoples’ thoughts are morally bankrupt.

12How blessed is the one whom you instruct, O Lord,

the one whom you teach from your law,

13in order to protect him from times of trouble,

until the wicked are destroyed.

14Certainly the Lord does not forsake his people;

he does not abandon the nation that belongs to him.

15For justice will prevail,

and all the morally upright will be vindicated.

16Who will rise up to defend me against the wicked?

Who will stand up for me against the evildoers?

17If the Lord had not helped me,

I would have laid down in the silence of death.

18If I say, “My foot is slipping,”

your loyal love, O Lord, supports me.

19When worries threaten to overwhelm me,

your soothing touch makes me happy.

20Cruel rulers are not your allies,

those who make oppressive laws.

21They conspire against the blameless,

and condemn to death the innocent.

22But the Lord will protect me,

and my God will shelter me.

23He will pay them back for their sin.

He will destroy them because of their evil;

the Lord our God will destroy them.

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