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Psalms 74:22

    Psalms 74:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Arise, O God, plead your own cause: remember how the foolish man reproaches you daily.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: Remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Up! O God, be the judge of your cause; keep in mind the bitter things which the man of evil behaviour says against you every day.

    Webster's Revision

    Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: Remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day.

    World English Bible

    Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee all the day.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 74:22

    Plead thine own cause - Thy honor is concerned, as well as our safety and salvation. The fool - the idolater, reproacheth thee daily - he boasts of the superiority of his idols, by whose power, he asserts, we are brought under their domination.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 74:22

    Arise, O God - As if God were now insensible to the wrongs and sufferings of his people; as if he were inattentive and indisposed to come to their help. See the notes at Psalm 3:7.

    Plead thine own cause - literally, "Contend thine own contention." That is, Maintain a cause which is really thine own. Thine own honor is concerned; thine own law and authority are assailed; the war is really made on "thee." This is always the true idea in the prayers which are offered for the conversion of sinners, for the establishment of truth, and for the spread of the Gospel in the world. It is not originally the cause of the church; it is the cause of God. Everything in regard to truth, to justice, to humanity, to temperance, to liberty, to religion, is the cause of God. All the assaults made on these, are assaults made on God.

    Remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily - Constantly. He does not cease. The word "foolish" refers to the wicked. The idea is, that the wicked constantly reproach God - either by their language or their conduct; and this is a reason for calling on him to interpose. No better reason for asking his interposition can be given, than that such conduct is a real reproach to God, and reflects on his honor in the world.