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Salme 94

Herren er dommer

1Herre, du er en retfærdig dommer.
    Vis din herlighed ved at dømme de skyldige.
Afsig din dom over menneskene,
    lad de stolte få den straf, de fortjener.
Åh, Herre, hvor længe skal de onde hovere,
    hvor længe får de lov til at gå fri?
De udspyr trusler til alle sider,
    de bryster sig af deres evindelige ondskab.
Herre, de undertrykker dit udvalgte folk,
    de plager dem, der tilhører dig.
De myrder både enker og de fremmede i landet,
    de dræber de forældreløse børn.
De siger, at du slet ikke ser det,
    at Israels Gud ikke opdager, hvad de gør.

Tænk jer dog om, I tåber!
    Fatter I da slet ingenting?
Er han, som skabte øjet, ikke i stand til at se?
    Er han, som skabte øret, ikke i stand til at høre?
10 Er han, som styrer verden, ikke i stand til at straffe?

Han, som giver mennesker kundskab,
    har kendskab til alt.
11 Han kender menneskenes tanker,
    han ved, at de er uden værdi.

12 Det er en velsignelse at blive irettesat af Herren,
    for man lærer at adlyde hans lov.
13 Man slipper for en masse problemer,
    og han overvinder alle ens fjender.
14 Herren vil ikke forkaste sit folk,
    han lader ikke sine egne i stikken.
15 Retfærdigheden skal sejre til sidst,
    de retskafne længes efter at se det ske.
16 Hvem beskyttede mig mod de onde?
    Hvem skærmede mig mod forbryderne?
17 Havde Herren ikke hjulpet mig,
    havde det været ude med mig.

18 Da jeg råbte til dig i min nød,
    hjalp du mig, Herre, for du er trofast.
19 Når bekymringerne vælter ind over mig,
    så styrker du mig og giver mig nyt mod.
20 De onde regenter gør oprør imod dig,
    når de vedtager uretfærdige love.
21 De anklager retskafne mennesker
    og dømmer uskyldige til døden.
22 Men Herren er min tilflugt,
    min Gud vil beskytte mig.
23 Han straffer de onde på grund af deres synd,
    han udrydder dem på grund af deres ondskab.
    Herren, vor Gud, vil gøre det af med dem.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 94

Psalm 94

The Lord is a God who punishes.
    Since you are the one who punishes, come and show your anger.
Judge of the earth, rise up.
    Pay back proud people for what they have done.
Lord, how long will those who are evil be glad?
    How long will they be full of joy?

Proud words pour out of their mouths.
    All those who do evil are always bragging.
Lord, they crush your people.
    They treat badly those who belong to you.
They kill outsiders. They kill widows.
    They murder children whose fathers have died.
They say, “The Lord doesn’t see what’s happening.
    The God of Jacob doesn’t pay any attention to it.”

You who aren’t wise, pay attention.
    You foolish people, when will you become wise?
Does he who made the ear not hear?
    Does he who formed the eye not see?
10 Does he who corrects nations not punish?
    Does he who teaches human beings not know anything?
11 The Lord knows what people think.
    He knows that their thoughts don’t amount to anything.

12 Lord, blessed is the person you correct.
    Blessed is the person you teach from your law.
13 You give them rest from times of trouble,
    until a pit is dug to trap sinners.
14 The Lord won’t say no to his people.
    He will never desert those who belong to him.
15 He will again judge people in keeping with what is right.
    All those who have honest hearts will follow the right way.

16 Who will rise up for me against sinful people?
    Who will stand up for me against those who do evil?
17 Suppose the Lord had not helped me.
    Then I would soon have been lying quietly in the grave.
18 I said, “My foot is slipping.”
    But Lord, your faithful love kept me from falling.
19 I was very worried.
    But your comfort brought me joy.

20 Can you have anything to do with rulers who aren’t fair?
    Can those who make laws that cause suffering be friends of yours?
21 Evil people join together against those who do what is right.
    They sentence to death those who aren’t guilty of doing anything wrong.
22 But the Lord has become like a fort to me.
    My God is my rock. I go to him for safety.
23 He will pay them back for their sins.
    He will destroy them for their evil acts.
    The Lord our God will destroy them.