A Warning and a Hope - Psalm 93 Septuagint
Psalm 93 Septuagint (94 Masoretic) A psalm by David; for the fourth day of the week.The Lord is the God of vengeance; The God of vengeance declares Himself boldly. 2Be exalted, O You who judge the earth; Render the arrogant their reward. 3How long will sinners, O Lord, How long will sinners boast, 4How long will they utter and speak wrongdoing, How long will all who work lawlessness speak? 5They humbled Your people, O Lord, And they maltreated Your inheritance; 6They killed the widow and the resident alien, And they murdered the orphans, 7And said, “The Lord will not see; Nor will the God of Jacob understand.” 8Now understand, all you without discernment among the people, And all you fools, at length be discerning. 9He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? Or He who formed the eye, shall He not see? 10He who chastises the nations, shall He not reprove them, He who teaches man knowledge? 11The Lord knows the thoughts of men are vain. 12Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, And whom You teach from Your law, 13So You may give him rest from evil days, Until a pit is dug for the sinner. 14For the Lord will not reject His people, And He will not forsake His inheritance 15Until righteousness returns to judgment, And all the upright in heart possess it. (Pause) 16Who will rise up for me against evildoers, Or who will side with me against the workers of lawlessness? 17If the Lord had not helped me, My soul would have almost sojourned in Hades. 18If I said, “My foot slipped,” Your mercy, O Lord, helped me. 19O Lord, according to the abundance of grief in my heart, Your encouragements consoled my soul. 20Shall a throne of lawlessness be present with You, A throne that frames trouble by an ordinance? 21They shall hunt for the soul of a righteous man And shall condemn innocent blood. 22And the Lord has become a place of refuge for me, And my God, the helper of my hope; 23And repay their lawlessness to them, And according to their wickedness, The Lord our God shall destroy them.
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