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Psalm 94 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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God the Refuge of the Righteous
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:1 - O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs—
O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:2 - Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
Render punishment to the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:3 - LORD, how long will the wicked,
How long will the wicked triumph?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:4 - They utter speech, and speak insolent things;
All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:5 - They break in pieces Your people, O LORD,
And afflict Your heritage.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:6 - They slay the widow and the stranger,
And murder the fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:7 - Yet they say, “The LORD does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob understand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:8 - Understand, you senseless among the people;
And you fools, when will you be wise?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:9 - He who planted the ear, shall He not hear?
He who formed the eye, shall He not see?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:10 - He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct,
He who teaches man knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:11 - The LORD knows the thoughts of man,
That they are futile.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:12 - Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD,
And teach out of Your law,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:13 - That You may give him rest from the days of adversity,
Until the pit is dug for the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:14 - For the LORD will not cast off His people,
Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:15 - But judgment will return to righteousness,
And all the upright in heart will follow it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:16 - Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?
Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:17 - Unless the LORD had been my help,
My soul would soon have settled in silence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:18 - If I say, “My foot slips,”
Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:19 - In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:20 - Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law,
Have fellowship with You?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:21 - They gather together against the life of the righteous,
And condemn innocent blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:22 - But the LORD has been my defense,
And my God the rock of my refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:23 - He has brought on them their own iniquity,
And shall cut them off in their own wickedness;
The LORD our God shall cut them off.

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