Psalm 94:2
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English Standard Version
Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve!

King James Bible
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

American Standard Version
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: Render to the proud their desert.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.

English Revised Version
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render to the proud their desert.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The sense of מלך (with ā beside Zinnor or Sarka as in Psalm 97:1; Psalm 99:1 beside Dech)

(Note: It is well known that his pausal form of the 3rd masc. praet. occurs in connection with Zakeph; but it is also found with Rebia in Psalm 112:10 (the reading וכעס), Leviticus 6:2 (גּזל), Joshua 10:13 (עמד), Lamentations 2:17 (זמם; but not in Deuteronomy 19:19; Zechariah 1:6, which passages Kimchi counts up with them in his grammar Michlol); with Tarcha in Isaiah 14:27 (יעץ), Hosea 6:1 (טרף), Amos 3:8 (שׁאג); with Teb equals r in Leviticus 5:18 (שׁגג); and even with Munach in 1 Samuel 7:17 (שׁפט), and according to Abulwald with Mercha in 1 Kings 11:2 (דּבק).))

is historical, and it stands in the middle between the present מלך ה and the future מלך :ה Jahve has entered upon the kingship and now reigns Jahve's rule heretofore, since He has given up the use of His omnipotence, has been self-abasement and self-renunciation: how, however, He shows Himself in all His majesty, which rises aloft above everything; He has put this on like a garment; He is King, and now too shows Himself to the world in the royal robe. The first לבשׁ has Olewejored; then the accentuation takes לבשׁ ה together by means of Dech, and עז התאזּר together by means of Athnach. עז, as in Psalm 29:1-11, points to the enemies; what is so named is God's invincibly triumphant omnipotence. This He has put on (Isaiah 51:9), with this He has girded Himself - a military word (Isaiah 8:9): Jahve makes war against everything in antagonism to Himself, and casts it to the ground with the weapons of His wrathful judgments. We find a further and fuller description of this עז התאזר in Isaiah 59:17; Isaiah 63:1., cf. Daniel 7:9.

(Note: These passages, together with Psalm 93:1; Psalm 104:1, are cited in Cant. Rabba 26b (cf. Debarim Rabba 29d), where it is said that the Holy One calls Israel כלה (bride) ten times in the Scriptures, and that Israel on the other hand ten times assigns kingly judicial robes to Him.)

That which cannot fail to take place in connection with the coming of this accession of Jahve to the kingdom is introduced with אף. The world, as being the place of the kingdom of Jahve, shall stand without tottering in opposition to all hostile powers (Psalm 96:10). Hitherto hostility towards God and its principal bulwark, the kingdom of the world, have disturbed the equilibrium and threatened all God-appointed relationships with dissolution; Jahve's interposition, however, when He finally brings into effect all the abundant might of His royal government, will secure immoveableness to the shaken earth (cf. Psalm 75:4). His throne stands, exalted above all commotion, מאז; it reaches back into the most distant past. Jahve is מעולם; His being loses itself in the immemorial and the immeasurable. The throne and nature of Jahve are not incipient in time, and therefore too are not perishable; but as without beginning, so also they are endless, infinite in duration.

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Psalm 7:6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift up yourself because of the rage of my enemies...

Psalm 68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

Psalm 74:22 Arise, O God, plead your own cause: remember how the foolish man reproaches you daily.

Micah 5:9 Your hand shall be lifted up on your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off.


Psalm 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked...

John 5:22,23 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son...

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body...


Psalm 31:23 O love the LORD, all you his saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful, and plentifully rewards the proud doer.

Job 40:11,12 Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him...

Isaiah 2:11,12,17 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Isaiah 10:12 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work on mount Zion and on Jerusalem...

Isaiah 37:23,29,36-38 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high...

Jeremiah 50:31,32 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord GOD of hosts: for your day is come, the time that I will visit you...

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment...

Daniel 5:22-24 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this...

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

Revelation 18:6-8 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works...

Cross References
Hebrews 12:23
and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Genesis 18:25
Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?"

Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.

Psalm 31:23
Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.

Psalm 58:11
Mankind will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth."

Psalm 79:10
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations before our eyes!

Jeremiah 51:56
for a destroyer has come upon her, upon Babylon; her warriors are taken; their bows are broken in pieces, for the LORD is a God of recompense; he will surely repay.

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