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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Psalms 94:12-23

The psalmist, having denounced tribulation to those that trouble God's people, here assures those that are troubled of rest. See 2 Thess. 1:6, 7. He speaks comfort to suffering saints from God's promises and his own experience. I. From God's promises, which are such as not only save them from being miserable, but secure a happiness to them (Ps. 94:12): Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest. Here he looks above the instruments of trouble, and eyes the hand of God, which gives it another name... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 94:22

But the Lord is my defence ,.... The defence of his church and people, of all the righteous, against those great armies of their enemies that gather together against them: the Targum, in the king's Bible is, "the Word of the Lord shall be my weapon:' and my God is the rock of my refuge ; to whom recourse is had for shelter from the enemy, and against which the gates of hell cannot prevail: both characters, rock and refuge, agree with Christ, the essential Word of the Lord. read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 94:22

The rock of my refuge - Alluding to those natural fortifications among rocks, which are frequent in the land of Judea. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 94:22

Verse 22 22But Jehovah has been my fortress The Psalmist declares, that great as were the extremities to which he had been reduced, he had found sufficient help in the single protection of God; thus passing a new commendation upon his power, which had been such as alone, and unaided, to put down the mightiest endeavors — all the force and the fury of his numerous enemies. He does more than say that God was a fortress, where he might hide with safety, and from the top of which he could bid... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 94:1-23

Divine retribution certain. The psalm may be distributed under the following heads. I. A PRAYER FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF WICKED OPPRESSORS . ( Psalms 94:1 , Psalms 94:2 .) Probably in anticipation of the Assyrian invasion. II. THE GROUND OF THE PRAYER — THE INSOLENT AND ATHEISTIC SPIRIT OF THEIR CRUEL WORK . ( Psalms 94:3-7 .) They murder the fatherless, and say, "Jehovah seeth not?" III. THE BLINDNESS AND CONTEMPT OF GOD ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 94:20-23

The destruction of the evil doers . There can be no fellowship between light and darkness—between God and evildoers, especially those who carry out their wicked purposes under the forms of law ( Psalms 94:20 ), and go the length of condemning innocent blood ( Psalms 94:21 ). Such persons God, who defends the righteous ( Psalms 94:22 ), will assuredly bring to utter destruction ( Psalms 94:23 ). read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 94:22

But the Lord is my Defence; and my God is the Rock of my refuge (comp. Psalms 18:2 ). read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Psalms 94:22

But the Lord is my defense ... - In all these purposes of the wicked; in all that they do - whether under the form and sanction of law Psalms 94:20, or by the excitement of passion - my trust is still in God. He is able to interpose in either case, and I may confidently commit my cause to him. On the language used here, as well as the sentiment, see the notes at Psalms 18:2. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Psalms 94:21-23

Psalms 94:21-23. They gather themselves against the soul of the righteous Against the life, as the word here rendered soul commonly signifies, and as the next clause explains it. They are not satisfied with the spoils of the estates of the righteous, but do also thirst after their lives. And condemn the innocent blood They shed the blood of those innocent persons whom they have wickedly condemned. Innocent blood is here put for the blood of innocent persons. But the Lord is my... read more

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