NETBible KJV GRK-HEB XRef Arts Hymns
  Discovery Box

Psalms 94:20-23

Context

94:20 Cruel rulers 1  are not your allies,

those who make oppressive laws. 2 

94:21 They conspire against 3  the blameless, 4 

and condemn to death the innocent. 5 

94:22 But the Lord will protect me, 6 

and my God will shelter me. 7 

94:23 He will pay them back for their sin. 8 

He will destroy them because of 9  their evil;

the Lord our God will destroy them.

1 tn Heb “a throne of destruction.” “Throne” stands here by metonymy for rulers who occupy thrones.

2 tn Heb “Is a throne of destruction united to you, one that forms trouble upon a statute?” The rhetorical question anticipates the answer, “Of course not!” The translation, while not preserving the interrogative form of the statement, reflects its rhetorical force.

3 tn Or “attack.”

4 tn Heb “the life of the blameless.”

5 tn Heb “and the blood of the innocent they declare guilty.”

6 tn Heb “and the Lord has become my elevated place.” The prefixed verbal form with vav (ו) consecutive is used in a rhetorical sense, describing an anticipated development as if it were already reality.

7 tn Heb “and my God [has become] a rocky summit of my safety.”

8 tn The prefixed verbal form with vav (ו) consecutive is used in a rhetorical sense, describing an anticipated development as if it were already reality.

9 tn Or “in.”



TIP #04: Try using range (OT and NT) to better focus your searches. [ALL]
created in 0.03 seconds
powered by bible.org