New American Standard Bible
O LORD, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth!
King James Bible
O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
Darby Bible Translation
O �God of vengeances, Jehovah, �God of vengeances, shine forth;
World English Bible
Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs, you God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth.
Young's Literal Translation
God of vengeance -- Jehovah! God of vengeance, shine forth.
Psalm 94:1 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth ... - Margin, God of revenges The idea is, that it pertains to God to take vengeance, or to punish for crimes. See the notes at Romans 12:19. The appeal here is made to God in view of the crimes committed by others, and which are referred to in the subsequent part of the psalm. God is addressed as having the right to restrain and punish wicked people, and he is asked to interpose and assert that right in a case which clearly demanded it. The appeal is repeated to make it emphatic, or to denote "earnestness" in the petition.
Show thyself - Margin, as in Hebrew, "shine forth." The meaning is, Manifest thyself; come forth as such a God; prove thy right; display thy power, and show that thou art a God opposed to crime and wrong. The same Hebrew word is used here which is found in Psalm 80:1, and which is there rendered "shine forth." See the notes at that passage.
LibraryA Prayer for the Spirit of Devotion
6. O Lord my God, Thou art all my good, and who am I that I should dare to speak unto Thee? I am the very poorest of Thy servants, an abject worm, much poorer and more despicable than I know or dare to say. Nevertheless remember, O Lord, that I am nothing, I have nothing, and can do nothing. Thou only art good, just and holy; Thou canst do all things, art over all things, fillest all things, leaving empty only the sinner. Call to mind Thy tender mercies, and fill my heart with Thy grace, Thou …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet
The Knowledge of God
The Chorus of Angels
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.
Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, Listen to my voice, You wives of Lamech, Give heed to my speech, For I have killed a man for wounding me; And a boy for striking me;
'Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.'
2 Samuel 22:48
The God who executes vengeance for me, And brings down peoples under me,
The God who executes vengeance for me, And subdues peoples under me.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight, Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed.
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