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Psalms 94:21

    Psalms 94:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, And condemn the innocent blood.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They are banded together against the soul of the upright, to give decisions against those who have done no wrong.

    Webster's Revision

    They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, And condemn the innocent blood.

    World English Bible

    They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 94:21

    They gather themselves together - In every thing that is evil, they are in unity. The devil, his angels, and his children, all join and draw together when they have for their object the destruction of the works of the Lord. But this was particularly the case with respect to the poor Jews among the Babylonians: they were objects of their continual hatred, and they labored for their destruction.

    This and the following verses have been applied to our Lord, and the treatment he met with both from his own countrymen and from the Romans. They pretended to "judge him according to the law, and framed mischief against him;" they "assembled together against the life of the righteous one," and "condemned innocent blood;" but God evidently interposed, and "brought upon them their own iniquity," according to their horrible imprecation: "His blood be upon us and upon our children!" God "cut them off in their own iniquity." All this had, in reference to him, a most literal fulfillment.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 94:21

    They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous - Against the life of the righteous; that is, to take their lives. The Hebrew word rendered "gather together," means to press or crowd upon anyone; to rush in crowds or troops. It would refer particularly to a tumultuous gathering - "a mob" - intent on accomplishing its purpose.

    And condemn the innocent blood - literally, make guilty; that is, they hold that blood to be guilty; or, they treat the innocent as if they were guilty.