20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

Other Translations of Psalm 94:20

New International Version

20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you- a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?

English Standard Version

20 Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?

The Message

20 Can Misrule have anything in common with you? Can Troublemaker pretend to be on your side?

New King James Version

20 Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, Have fellowship with You?

New Living Translation

20 Can unjust leaders claim that God is on their side- leaders whose decrees permit injustice?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 94:20

Commentary on Psalm 94:12-23

(Read Psalm 94:12-23)

That man is blessed, who, under the chastening of the Lord, is taught his will and his truths, from his holy word, and by the Holy Spirit. He should see mercy through his sufferings. There is a rest remaining for the people of God after the days of their adversity, which shall not last always. He that sends the trouble, will send the rest. The psalmist found succour and relief only in the Lord, when all earthly friends failed. We are beholden, not only to God's power, but to his pity, for spiritual supports; and if we have been kept from falling into sin, or shrinking from our duty, we should give him the glory, and encourage our brethren. The psalmist had many troubled thoughts concerning the case he was in, concerning the course he should take, and what was likely to be the end of it. The indulgence of such contrivances and fears, adds to care and distrust, and renders our views more gloomy and confused. Good men sometimes have perplexed and distressed thoughts concerning God. But let them look to the great and precious promises of the gospel. The world's comforts give little delight to the soul, when hurried with melancholy thoughts; but God's comforts bring that peace and pleasure which the smiles of the world cannot give, and which the frowns of the world cannot take away. God is his people's Refuge, to whom they may flee, in whom they are safe, and may be secure. And he will reckon with the wicked. A man cannot be more miserable than his own wickedness will make him, if the Lord visit it upon him.