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Psalms 94:2

    Psalms 94:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: Render to the proud their desert.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be lifted up, O judge of the earth; let their reward come to the men of pride.

    Webster's Revision

    Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: Render to the proud their desert.

    World English Bible

    Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render to the proud their desert.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 94:2

    Lift up thyself - Exert thy power.

    Render a reward to the proud - To the Babylonians, who oppress and insult us.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 94:2

    Lift up thyself - Be exalted or lifted up so as to be manifest in thy true character. The idea is that God was, as it were, sitting at his ease, or as if he were indifferent to what was occurring in the world. See the notes at Psalm 3:7.

    Thou Judge of the earth - Ruler of the world; to whom it pertains to exercise judgment over all classes of people, and in all circumstances. The meaning here is, that as he was the Ruler of the whole earth, this matter came without doubt under his jurisdiction. It was a case for his interposition.

    Render a reward to the proud - A just recompence to the people who are confident in their own strength, and who are manifesting their pride in depriving others of their rights.