Psalm 75:2
New International Version
You say, "I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge with equity.

New Living Translation
God says, “At the time I have planned, I will bring justice against the wicked.

English Standard Version
“At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity.

Berean Study Bible
“When I choose a time, I will judge fairly.

King James Bible
When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

New King James Version
“When I choose the proper time, I will judge uprightly.

New American Standard Bible
“When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge fairly.

NASB 1995
"When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity.

NASB 1977
“When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity.

Amplified Bible
“When I select an appointed time, I will judge with equity,” [says the LORD].

Christian Standard Bible
“When I choose a time, I will judge fairly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I choose a time, I will judge fairly.

American Standard Version
When I shall find the set time, I will judge uprightly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I shall take the time and I shall judge in integrity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When I shall take a set time, I will judge righteously.

Contemporary English Version
You have set a time to judge with fairness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
when I shall take a time, I will judge justices.

English Revised Version
When I shall find the set time, I will judge uprightly.

Good News Translation
"I have set a time for judgment," says God, "and I will judge with fairness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When I choose the right time, I will judge fairly.

International Standard Version
"At the time that I choose I will judge the righteous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When I take the appointed time, I Myself will judge with equity.

Literal Standard Version
When I receive an appointment, I judge uprightly.

NET Bible
God says, "At the appointed times, I judge fairly.

New Heart English Bible
When I choose the appointed time, I will judge blamelessly.

World English Bible
When I choose the appointed time, I will judge blamelessly.

Young's Literal Translation
When I receive an appointment, I -- I do judge uprightly.

Additional Translations ...
Context
We Give Thanks, for Your Name is Near
1For the choirmaster: To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A song. We give thanks to You, O God; we give thanks, for Your Name is near. The people declare Your wondrous works. 2“When I choose a time, I will judge fairly. 3When the earth and all its dwellers quake, it is I who bear up its pillars. Selah…

Cross References
Psalm 9:8
He judges the world with justice; He governs the people with equity.

Psalm 67:4
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You judge the peoples justly and lead the nations of the earth. Selah

Psalm 102:13
You will rise up and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show her favor--the appointed time has come.

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide for the lowly of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.


Treasury of Scripture

When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

when

Psalm 78:70-72
He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: …

Psalm 101:2
I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

2 Samuel 2:4
And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabeshgilead were they that buried Saul.

receive the congregation.

Ecclesiastes 3:17
I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

John 7:6
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.

Acts 1:7
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.









(2) When I.--Rather, When I have chosen my time, I will judge uprightly. This sense: "my time" being shown by the emphatic "I" of the Hebrew. (Comp. Acts 17:31.) The word rendered in the Authorised Version "congregation" (moed), has plainly here its first derivative sense of a set time, or "occasion." (Comp. Psalm 102:13; Habakkuk 2:3.) So LXX. and Vulg. here; but Symmachus gives "synagogue."

It is quite clear that the speaker of these words is God Himself, who suddenly, as in Psalm 46:10, breaks in with the announcement of judgment. But how far the Divine utterance extends in the psalm is not quite clear. Some end it with Psalm 75:3; others with Psalm 75:5.

Verse 2. - When I shall receive the congregation; rather, when I shall have appointed a set time. It is agreed that the speaker, in this verse and the next, is God, who announces that he is about to descend in judgment. This, however, he will do "at his own set time," for which men must wait patiently (comp. Habakkuk 2:3). I will judge uprightly; or, "with uprightness" (comp. Psalm 58:1).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“When
כִּ֭י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I choose
אֶקַּ֣ח (’eq·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3947: To take

a time,
מוֹעֵ֑ד (mō·w·‘êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4150: Appointed time, place, or meeting

I
אֲ֝נִ֗י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

will judge
אֶשְׁפֹּֽט׃ (’eš·pōṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

fairly.
מֵישָׁרִ֥ים (mê·šā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4339: Evenness, prosperity, concord, straightness, rectitude


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