New International Version
Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve.
King James Bible
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
Darby Bible Translation
Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth, render the reward to the proud.
World English Bible
Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve.
Young's Literal Translation
Be lifted up, O Judge of the earth, Send back a recompence on the proud.
Psalm 94:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lift up thyself - Exert thy power.
Render a reward to the proud - To the Babylonians, who oppress and insult us.
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to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
Far be it from you to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
Love the LORD, all his faithful people! The LORD preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.
Then people will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth."
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.
A destroyer will come against Babylon; her warriors will be captured, and their bows will be broken. For the LORD is a God of retribution; he will repay in full.
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