Psalm 94:21
New International Version
The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

New Living Translation
They gang up against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

English Standard Version
They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

Berean Study Bible
They band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

New American Standard Bible
They band themselves together against the life of the righteous And condemn the innocent to death.

New King James Version
They gather together against the life of the righteous, And condemn innocent blood.

King James Bible
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

Christian Standard Bible
They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

Contemporary English Version
who gang up to murder innocent victims.

Good News Translation
who plot against good people and sentence the innocent to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

International Standard Version
They gather together against the righteous, condemning the innocent to death.

NET Bible
They conspire against the blameless, and condemn to death the innocent.

New Heart English Bible
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they lay wait to trap the soul of the righteous and they condemn the blood of the innocent!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They join forces to take the lives of righteous people. They condemn innocent people to death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, And condemn innocent blood.

New American Standard 1977
They band themselves together against the life of the righteous, And condemn the innocent to death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They gather themselves together as an army against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent blood.

King James 2000 Bible
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

American King James Version
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

American Standard Version
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, And condemn the innocent blood.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They will hunt for the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.

Darby Bible Translation
They band together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.

English Revised Version
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

Webster's Bible Translation
They assemble themselves against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

World English Bible
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

Young's Literal Translation
They decree against the soul of the righteous, And innocent blood declare wicked.
Study Bible
The LORD Will Not Forget His People
20Can a corrupt throne be Your ally—one devising mischief by decree? 21They band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. 22But the LORD has been my stronghold, and my God is my rock of refuge.…
Cross References
Matthew 27:4
"I have sinned by betraying innocent blood," he said. "What is that to us?" they replied. "You bear the responsibility."

Exodus 23:7
Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent or the just, for I will not acquit the guilty.

1 Samuel 19:5
He took his life in his hands when he struck down the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel. You saw it and rejoiced, so why would you sin against innocent blood by killing David for no reason?"

Psalm 56:6
They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, while they wait to take my life.

Psalm 59:3
See how they lie in wait for me. Fierce men conspire against me for no transgression or sin of my own, O LORD.

Psalm 106:38
They shed innocent blood--the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.

Proverbs 17:15
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous--both are detestable to the LORD.

Isaiah 5:23
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice.

Daniel 6:15
Then the men approached the king together and said to him, "Remember, O king, that by the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or ordinance established by the king can be changed."

Treasury of Scripture

They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

gather

Psalm 2:1-3
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? …

Psalm 22:16
For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalm 59:3
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

condemn

Exodus 23:7
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

1 Kings 21:19
And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.

Proverbs 17:15
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.







Lexicon
They band together
יָ֭גוֹדּוּ (yā·ḡō·w·dū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1413: To crowd, to gash

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the righteous
צַדִּ֑יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

and condemn
יַרְשִֽׁיעוּ׃ (yar·šî·‘ū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

the innocent
נָקִ֣י (nā·qî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5355: Clean, free from, exempt

to death.
וְדָ֖ם (wə·ḏām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed
(21) They gather--i.e., possibly, They crowd into the courts of law to take part in the unjust condemnation of the just, or more generally, "They attack the life of the righteous." LXX., "they hunt." (Comp. Psalm 35:15.)

Verse 21. - They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood (comp. 2 Kings 21:16; 2 Kings 24:4; Psalm 10:8; Proverbs 6:17; Isaiah 1:21; Isaiah 59:3, 7; Jeremiah 7:6; Jeremiah 22:3, 17, etc.). A Messianic allusion is possible, but not necessary. 94:12-23 That man is blessed, who, under the chastening of the Lord, is taught his will and his truths, from his holy word, and by the Holy Spirit. He should see mercy through his sufferings. There is a rest remaining for the people of God after the days of their adversity, which shall not last always. He that sends the trouble, will send the rest. The psalmist found succour and relief only in the Lord, when all earthly friends failed. We are beholden, not only to God's power, but to his pity, for spiritual supports; and if we have been kept from falling into sin, or shrinking from our duty, we should give him the glory, and encourage our brethren. The psalmist had many troubled thoughts concerning the case he was in, concerning the course he should take, and what was likely to be the end of it. The indulgence of such contrivances and fears, adds to care and distrust, and renders our views more gloomy and confused. Good men sometimes have perplexed and distressed thoughts concerning God. But let them look to the great and precious promises of the gospel. The world's comforts give little delight to the soul, when hurried with melancholy thoughts; but God's comforts bring that peace and pleasure which the smiles of the world cannot give, and which the frowns of the world cannot take away. God is his people's Refuge, to whom they may flee, in whom they are safe, and may be secure. And he will reckon with the wicked. A man cannot be more miserable than his own wickedness will make him, if the Lord visit it upon him.
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