Amplified Bible

Psalm 94

The Lord Implored to Avenge His People.

1O Lord God, You to whom vengeance belongs,
O God, You to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth [in judgment]!

Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
Give to the proud a fitting compensation.

O Lord, how long will the wicked,
How long will the wicked rejoice in triumph?

They pour out words, speaking arrogant things;
All who do evil boast proudly.

They crush Your people, O Lord,
And afflict and abuse Your heritage.

[a]They kill the widow and the alien
And murder the fatherless.

Yet they say, “The Lord does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob (Israel) notice it.”


Consider thoughtfully, you senseless (stupid ones) among the people;
And you [dull-minded] fools, when will you become wise and understand?

He who made the ear, does He not hear?
He who formed the eye, does He not see?
10 
He who instructs the nations,
Does He not rebuke and punish,
He who teaches man knowledge?
11 
The Lord knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath (vain, empty, futile).

12 
Blessed [with wisdom and prosperity] is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord,
And whom You teach from Your law,
13 
That You may grant him [power to calm himself and find] peace in the days of adversity,
Until the pit is dug for the wicked and ungodly.
14 
For the Lord will not abandon His people,
Nor will He abandon His inheritance.
15 
For judgment will again be righteous,
And all the upright in heart will follow it.
16 
Who will stand up for me against the evildoers?
Who will take a stand for me against those who do wickedness?

17 
If the Lord had not been my help,
I would soon have dwelt in [the land of] silence.
18 
If I say, “My foot has slipped,”
Your compassion and lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up.
19 
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
Your comforts delight me.
20 
Can a throne of destruction be allied with You,
One which frames and devises mischief by decree [under the sacred name of law]?
21 
They band themselves together against the life of the righteous
And condemn the innocent to death.
22 
But the Lord has become my high tower and defense,
And my God the rock of my refuge.
23 
He has turned back their own wickedness upon them
And will destroy them by means of their own evil;
The Lord our God will wipe them out.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 94:6 Widows, resident aliens, and the fatherless were particularly vulnerable members of ancient society, since they often had little or no economic means. The wicked could easily take advantage of them. God in several Old Testament passages commanded Israel to care especially for these helpless members of society. See, for example, Deut 24:17-22; Ps 146:9; Is 1:17; Zech 7:9, 10.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 94

上帝是審判者

1耶和華啊,你是伸冤的上帝;
伸冤的上帝啊,
求你彰顯你的榮光。
審判世界的主啊,
求你起來使驕傲人受到應得的報應。
耶和華啊,
惡人洋洋得意,要到何時呢?
要到何時呢?
他們大放厥詞,狂妄自大。
耶和華啊,他們壓迫你的子民,
苦害你的產業。
他們謀害寡婦、外族人和孤兒,
並說:「耶和華看不見,
雅各的上帝不會知道。」

愚昧的人啊,你們要思想;
無知的人啊,你們何時才能明白呢?
難道創造耳朵的上帝聽不見嗎?
難道創造眼睛的上帝看不見嗎?
10 管教列國的上帝難道不懲罰你們嗎?
賜知識的上帝難道不知道嗎?
11 耶和華洞悉人的思想,
祂知道人的思想虛妄,

12 耶和華啊,蒙你管教並用律法訓誨的人有福了!
13 你使他們在患難中有平安,
惡人終必滅亡。
14 耶和華不會丟棄祂的子民,
也不會遺棄祂的產業。
15 公正的審判必重現,
心地正直的人都必擁護。

16 誰肯為我奮起攻擊惡人?
誰肯為我起來抵擋作惡的人?
17 耶和華若不幫助我,
我早已歸入死亡的沉寂中了。
18 我說:「我要倒下了!」
耶和華啊,你便以慈愛扶助我。
19 當我憂心忡忡的時候,
你的撫慰帶給我歡樂。

20 藉律例製造不幸的首領,
豈能與你聯盟?
21 他們結黨攻擊義人,
殘害無辜。
22 但耶和華是我的堡壘,
我的上帝是保護我的磐石。
23 祂必使惡人自食惡果,
因他們的罪惡而毀滅他們。
我們的上帝耶和華必毀滅他們。