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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 94:23

And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity ,.... The just punishment of it; or cause the mischief they designed to others to fall upon themselves; or make retaliation to them; that whereas they had drank the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus, blood should be given them to drink; or their own blood should be shed, Revelation 16:6 , the Jews F9 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 30. p. 92. say, that the Levites stood on their desks, and recited this passage, both at the precise time of... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 94:23

Shall cut them off - This is repeated, to show that the destruction of the Babylonians was fixed and indubitable: and in reference to the Jews, the persecutors and murderers of our Lord and his apostles, it was not less so. Babylon is totally destroyed; not even a vestige of it remains. The Jews are no longer a nation; they are scattered throughout the world, and have no certain place of abode. They do not possess even one village on the face of the earth. The last verse is thus translated... 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 94:23

And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity . Most manifestly when he makes them fall into their own snare ( Psalms 7:15 ; Psalms 35:8 ; Psalms 57:6 ; Psalms 141:9 , Psalms 141:10 ), but really also whenever he punishes them for their sins. And shall cut them off; or, "destroy," "exterminate" them. In their own wickedness; or, "by their wickedness." The wicked man is often "hoist with his own petard." Yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off. The repetition, like... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Psalms 94:23

And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity - The consequences of their sin. He shall punish them as they deserve. See the notes at Psalms 7:16.And shall cut them off in their own wickedness - As the result of their wickedness, and while they are engaged in perpetrating acts of sin.Yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off - Expressing, by the repetition of the sentiment, the utmost confidence that this would be so. This is in accordance with the prayer with which the psalm opens, and is... 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

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Psalms 94:1-23

Psalms 94:0 God the judge of allThe psalmist, tired of the oppression caused by the proud and the wicked, calls for a fitting divine punishment on all those who oppose God and his ways (1-3). They brutally crush the poor and the helpless, thinking that God does not see them (4-7). How foolish of them. They forget that God is the one who made them. He knows what they are and what they do. He controls their destinies and will punish them for their wrongdoing (8-11).God does not desert the godly... read more

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