Psalms

Psalm 94 ©

1The Psalmist calling for justice complaineth of the tyranny and impiety of the wicked: 8he sheweth God's providence; 12and teacheth the blessedness of affliction. 16God is the defender and avenger of the afflicted.

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O LORD 1God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, 2shew thyself.

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aLift up thyself, bthou judge of the earth: crender a reward to the proud.

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LORD, dhow long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

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How long shall they eutter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

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They fbreak in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.

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They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

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Yet gthey say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

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hUnderstand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

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He ithat planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

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He that jchastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that kteacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

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The lLORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

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mBlessed is the man whom thou *chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

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That nthou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until othe pit be digged for the wicked.

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For pthe LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

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But qjudgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart 3shall follow it.

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Who rwill rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

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sUnless the LORD had been my help, my soul had 4almost dwelt in silence.

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When I said, tMy foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

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In uthe multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

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Shall vthe throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which w*frameth mischief by a law?

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They xgather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and ycondemn the innocent blood.

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But zthe LORD is my defence; and my God is athe rock of my refuge.

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And bhe 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.