New American Standard Bible
The LORD arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.
King James Bible
The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah setteth himself to plead, and standeth to judge the peoples.
World English Bible
Yahweh stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah hath stood up to plead, And He is standing to judge the peoples.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord standeth up - To "stand up" may mean the same as to "arise." God would not sit in silence and see their wicked conduct; but he would come forth to inflict on them exemplary and deserved chastisement.
To plead - To "litigate," to contend with, that is, to condemn, to inflict punishment.
LibraryThe Christian view of Sorrow
"A man of sorrow, and acquainted with grief" Is. Iii. 3. There is one great distinction between the productions of Heathen and of Christian art. While the first exhibits the perfection of physical form and of intellectual beauty, the latter expresses, also, the majesty of sorrow, the grandeur of endurance, the idea of triumph refined from agony. In all those shapes of old there is nothing like the glory of the martyr; the sublimity of patience and resignation; the dignity of the thorn-crowned Jesus. …
E. H. Chapin—The Crown of Thorns
"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
The Prophet Micah.
The First Great Deception
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.
Thus says your Lord, the LORD, even your God Who contends for His people, "Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of reeling, The chalice of My anger; You will never drink it again.
For the LORD will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many.
Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land.
Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations.
"Listen, you mountains, to the indictment of the LORD, And you enduring foundations of the earth, Because the LORD has a case against His people; Even with Israel He will dispute.
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