New American Standard Bible
For You have maintained my just cause; You have sat on the throne judging righteously.
King James Bible
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause. Thou sittest on the throne, judging righteously.
World English Bible
For you have maintained my just cause. You sit on the throne judging righteously.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou hast done my judgment and my right. Thou hast sat on a throne, A judge of righteousness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause - My righteous cause; that is, when he was unequally attacked. When his enemies came upon him in an unprovoked and cruel manner, God had interposed and had defended his cause. This shows that the psalmist refers to something that had occurred in the past; also that he regarded his cause as right - for the interposition of God in his behalf had confirmed him in this belief.
Thou satest in the throne judging right - As if he had been seated on a bench of justice, and bad decided on the merits of his cause before he interfered in his behalf. It was not the result of impulse, folly, partiality, or favoritism; it was because he had, as a judge, considered the matter, and had decided that the right was with the author of the psalm, and not with his enemies. As the result of that determination of the case, he had interposed to vindicate him, and to overthrow his adversaries. Compare Psalm 8:3-8.
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The Justice of God
The LORD has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah.
A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness, And do not let them rejoice over me.
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant."
And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah.
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor.
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