Psalms 94:20-21

94:20 Cruel rulers are not your allies,

those who make oppressive laws.

94:21 They conspire against the blameless,

and condemn to death the innocent.

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

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.

tn Or “attack.”

tn Heb “the life of the blameless.”

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