We will begin this lesson by giving the 93rd Psalm in metre.

                   THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE

                         Chapter 93

Verse 1  "Johovah reigns, and clothed is he With majesty most bright
         Himself Jehovah clothes with strength, And girds about with
Verse 2  "The world is also firmly fixed, That it cannot depart. Thy
         throne is fixed of old, and thou from everlasting art."
Verse 3  "The floods have lifted up, They lifted up their voice, The
         floods have lifted up their waves, And made a mighty noise."
Verse 4  "But yet the Lord, that is on high, Is mightier by far Than
         noise of many waters is, Or great sea-billows are."
Verse 5  "Thy testimonies ev'ry one In faithfulness excel; And
         holiness forever, Lord, Thy house becometh well.

     We will now begin the verse by verse study of the 93rd Psalm.
Psalms 93:1 "The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD
is clothed with strength, [wherewith] he hath girded himself: the
world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved."

     This appears to have been written to calm the fears of the
people. LORD again is Jehovah. The psalmist is saying, the LORD reigns
over everything and everyone, do not worry. Sometimes today we must
remind ourselves that God is forever, and that He alone is supreme
ruler of it all. Notice above, that this is God Himself who clothed
Himself with strength. He is telling His people, this is not the end
of the world. God established the earth, and He alone will decide when
He is through with it. He is clothed with majesty. This does not mean
that the garment He put on was a majestic garment, it means it was
majesty itself. We know the high priest wore his beautiful garments
with the 12 stones on the breast when he represented God to the
people. We have discussed before, that Satan has no more power than
what God allows him to have for the moment. God controls Satan, the
same as He controls everything and everyone else.

     Psalms 93:2 "Thy throne [is] established of old: thou [art] from

     This, too, is an encouragement to the people that God is still on
His throne. Perhaps, he was showing the people how crumbly the thrones
of man were compared to God who existed from before the foundation of
the earth. He is supreme ruler over everything and always has been.

     Psalms 93:3 "The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have
lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves."

     We see the voices of these violent men are coming in waves like
the sea raging. It seems, they do not get through making one threat,
until here comes another. It appears the psalmist did not answer them
back, but came to God with his problem.

     Psalms 93:4 "The LORD on high [is] mightier than the noise of
many waters, [yea, than] the mighty waves of the sea."

     Many times, waters, spoken of in this manner, can mean people.
That is the case here. Then and even now, when people try to overthrow
God's work, it's just a noisome noise to the Lord from out of the
multitude. All He has to do is say, peace be still, and it will have
to obey Him.

     Psalms 93:5 "Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh
thine house, O LORD, for ever."

     The storm may rage, but it has no power at all on our God. The
throne of God is set for all generations to come, there is no tearing
it down. His Word is established forever. He is Truth, and Truth is
established forever. Holiness is surely being questioned in our day.
God never changes. His laws are the same. He is Holy, and that will
never change. He is Righteous, and that will never change. We can not
say, we are living in modern times and God has changed His Word to fit
our day. God's Word is established from everlasting to everlasting.
Just because we are saved by grace, does not give us a license to sin.
God is Holy. We will be judged by a Holy Judge {Jesus Christ}.

     We will continue on in the 94th chapter of Psalms, by giving it
in metre.

                             Chapter 94

Verse 1  "O God the Lord, to whom alone All vengeance doth belong; O
         mighty God of vengeance, come; Shine forth, avenging wrong."
Verse 2  "Lift up thyself, thou of the earth The sov'reign Judge that
         art; And unto those that are so proud, A due reward impart."
Verse 3  "How long, O mighty God, shall they Who work iniquity--How
         long shall they who wicked are Thus triumph haughtily?"
Verse 4  "How long shall things so hard by them still uttered be and
         told? And all that work iniquity To boast themselves be
Verse 5  "For they thy people crush, O Lord, Thy heritage oppress; The
         widow and the stranger slay, They kill the fatherless."
Verse 6  "And yet they say, God will not see, Nor God of Jacob know.
         Ye brutish people! understand; Fools! when wise will ye
Verse 7  "The Lord did plant the ear of man, And hear then shall not
         he? He also formed the eye, and then Shall he not clearly
Verse 8  "He that the nations doth correct, Shall he not chasten you?
         He knowledge unto man doth teach, And shall himself not
Verse 9  "Man's thoughts to be but vanity The Lord doth well discern.
         Blest is the man thou chast'nest, Lord, And mak'st thy law to

Verse 10 "That thou mayst give him rest from days of sad adversity,
         Until the pit be digged for them That work iniquity."
Verse 11 "Because the Lord will not cast off His people utterly, Nor
         shall his own inheritance By him forsaken be."
Verse 12 "But judgment unto righteousness Shall yet return again; And
         all shall follow after it That are right-hearted men."
Verse 13 "O who will rise for me against Those that do wickedly? And
         who will stand for me against those That work iniquity?"
Verse 14 "Unless the Lord had been my help When I was sore opprest, My
         soul had almost in the house of silence been at rest.
Verse 15 "When I through fear had spoken thus, "My foot doth slip
         away," Thy mercy held me up, O Lord, Thy goodness did me
Verse 16 "When anxious thoughts my heart oppress, And fill my soul
         with grief, The consolations of thy grace To me afford
Verse 17 "Shall of iniquity the throne Have fellowship with thee,
         Which mischief, cunningly contrived, Doth by a law decree?"
Verse 18 "Against the righteous souls they join, They guiltless blood
         condemn. But of my refuge God's the rock, And my defence from
Verse 19 "On them their own iniquity The Lord himself shall lay. He'll
         cut them off in their own sin: The Lord our God them slay."

     We will now begin the verse by verse study of chapter 94 of
Psalms. Psalms 94:1 "O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God,
to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself."

     This is an age old problem. We see the psalmist reminding God
that vengeance belongs to God. It appears that the righteous are being
oppressed by the evil ones, and the psalmist is asking God to go ahead
and do something that will stop their onslaught of the believers. In
our day, this would be the atheist seeming to gain ground in the
courts, when the believers know it is wrong. If God would but show
Himself, the atheist, and the evil in this verse, would crumble and
fall. Someday we will understand why these things happened, and why
God did not immediately react and punish the evil. We do know that He
is longsuffering, not willing that any should perish. Perhaps, He is
giving them time to repent. Another thought is, perhaps, He is seeing
if we will fall under heavy opposition.

     Psalms 94:2 "Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a
reward to the proud."

     The Judge of all the earth is the one we know as Jesus. The
psalmist, here, is asking Him to go ahead to His judgement seat and
judge those who are proud. The Lord loves an humble heart. The proud
shall be cast down.

     Psalms 94:3 "LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the
wicked triumph?"

     The psalmist looks around him in the world, and it looks, in the
natural, as if the wicked are winning. This is just asking, Lord how
long will you allow this to be the case? The earth is the home of the
wicked. Most rewards for the righteous are for their time in their
home, heaven.

     Psalms 94:4 "[How long] shall they utter [and] speak hard things?
[and] all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?"

     We know that the enemies of God have no compassion on others at
all. Since they do not believe in God, they do not believe His laws
either. They have no conscience, so they do whatever it takes to put
them ahead, and they say anything it is convenient to say. The worst
part, is after they have done their dirt and been successful at it,
then they begin to brag. We must remember, that they had better really
enjoy this few years they live here, because their future has nothing
but sorrow.

     Psalms 94:5 "They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict
thine heritage."

     The truth of the matter is, they had rather cheat a man, or
woman, of God than anyone else. They think, if they can do that it
makes their atheism more believable. They say, if there is a God that
you talk about so much, why is He not helping you now?

     Psalms 94:6 "They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the

     These people are easy prey, because they have no one to stand up
for them. They are weak, and can not help themselves. These are the
very people that God has told all believers to help.

     Psalms 94:7 "Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall
the God of Jacob regard [it]."

     We discussed before that these people do not believe in the
living God, so how can He see and punish them? Notice in the following
verse, that even though these things appear to be hidden, they are not
hidden from God. I Corinthians 4:5 "Therefore judge nothing before the
time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden
things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts:
and then shall every man have praise of God."  God sees everything and
it is recorded for future reference. He may not punish immediately for
every little thing, but there will be a day of punishment for all sin
that has not been forgiven.

     Psalms 94:8 "Understand, ye brutish among the people: and [ye]
fools, when will ye be wise?"

     This is just saying, when will they ever learn? Wicked men are
fools. There seems to be a never-ending cycle with them. The more
wicked they are, the more foolish they are and on and on. A wicked
foolish man is unteachable, so the answer is, they will never learn
until the end, and then it is too late.

     Psalms 94:9 "He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that
formed the eye, shall he not see?"

     I love the statement God made to Moses, when Moses said he would
not be able to speak to the Pharaoh and the people. God asked him, who
made your mouth? The person that made the ear to hear, can and does
hear everything. God made our eyes and believe me, He sees everything.
He has an all seeing eye. There is nothing that He misses seeing.

     Psalms 94:10 "He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he
correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, [shall not he know]?"

     God not only chastises individuals, but whole nations. The very
best example of this, is what He did to Pharaoh and the country of

     Psalms 94:11 "The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they
[are] vanity."

     We are told that the mind is at enmity with God. Romans 8:7
"Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not
subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be."  Man's mind must be
controlled by the spirit to be right with God. God not only knows the
sins we commit, but He knows even the evil thoughts that we have.

     Psalms 94:12 "Blessed [is] the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD,
and teachest him out of thy law;"

     Hebrews 12:6 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and
scourgeth every son whom he receiveth."  It seems to me many times,
that the more chastening the Lord does of us, the more He loves us. He
is forming us as near as possible into the image of His precious Son
Jesus. If we are in the image of Jesus, we would have to be like Him
in every way. If He suffered, so will we. Remember, that tribulation
comes to make you strong. I say with the psalmist, blessed is the man
whom the Lord chasteneth.

     Psalms 94:13 "That thou mayest give him rest from the days of
adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked."

     There is a rest for the believer that far surpasses all the
problems. There is a work to do, and then a rest from that labor. Some
of the trials, that we have, teach us to rest in the Lord. Noah waited
in the ark, after God closed the door. There was a rest from his

     Psalms 94:14 "For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither
will he forsake his inheritance."

     Many a saint has wondered if the LORD had left them for good,
when it appeared all was lost, but in the end, the LORD always comes
through for them. The Israelites thought this very thing, when there
task masters required them to search for the raw material to make
their brick with. If you have read of the exodus, you know that even
this was a step in getting them released.

     Psalms 94:15 "But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and
all the upright in heart shall follow it."

     The world seems to be going in the wrong direction and it seems
there is no way to turn it around. The prayers of the saints can turn
even this evil world we live in around. The only problem in our nation
today, is we are out of fellowship with God. Those of you who know how
to pray, pray that revival will sweep across the nation. That is the
answer to all of the problems we face as a nation.

     Psalms 94:16 "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? [or]
who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?"

     When I see this, tears well up in my eyes, because that is what I
am saying. Who is willing to rise up and call this nation back to God?
Who is willing, in the face of ridicule and persecution, to stand up
and call this nation back to God?

     Psalms 94:17 "Unless the LORD [had been] my help, my soul had
almost dwelt in silence."

     If you are waiting until help comes from the people around you,
that help will never come. God is the only help you can depend on.
Please do not remain silent. Speak out for what is right, and do what
you can where you are to raise a banner of righteousness across our

     Psalms 94:18 "When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD,
held me up."

     We are not able to stand alone, but the strength of God within us
can be the stay that keeps us from slipping and falling. Thy mercy, O
Lord is my very present help and my strength.

     Psalms 94:19 "In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy
comforts delight my soul."

     When our thoughts become the thoughts that He placed there, there
will be such a comfort and a peace that comes over us, that it will
delight our souls.

     Psalms 94:20 "Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with
thee, which frameth mischief by a law?"

     The original laws of the United States were based upon God's law.
Some of the amendments to those laws are made by the enemies of God.
Even the reading of the law we have, can be so twisted and perverted
that it makes it appear the law was bad. Christians, go back to the
laws in God's book {the Bible} and do not fellowship with those of
unbelief, who would change God's law.

     Psalms 94:21 "They gather themselves together against the soul of
the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood."

     Christians, you can not go along with the crowd and be on God's
side. Even now, there is a conspiracy by the devil and his crowd to
destroy everything that uplifts God. They condemned the innocent, when
they condemned our leader Jesus Christ. The tactics of the enemy have
not changed, they are still out to destroy the followers of the LORD.
Stand up and be counted as the righteous.

     Psalms 94:22 "But the LORD is my defence; and my God [is] the
rock of my refuge."

     Praise God! I do not need the world to be on my side. The LORD is
my defence. He is the Rock that I stand firm upon. He is my refuge
from the storms of life.

     Psalms 94:23 "And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity,
and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; [yea], the LORD our
God shall cut them off."

     The wicked soon turn upon each other, and they destroy
We know that God will take care of even this situation. He destroyed
Sodom and Gomorrah for sin, and there is always a payment to be made
for sin. His delay in punishing, sometimes, is giving them a chance to
repent and be saved. To those who do not repent and be saved, I have
but one thing to say; the wages of sin is death.

                             Questions 93

1.  What is the LORD clothed with in verse 1?
2.  Who clothed the Lord?
3.  Why is it God's decision when the world will end?
4.  When did the high priest wear his fine garment with the
    breastplate of twelve stones?
5.  How much power does Satan have?
6.  How ________ are the thrones of man compared to the throne of God.
7.  The voices of these evil men are coming up like what?
8.  Waters are sometime speaking of whom?
9.  The Word of God is established _________.
10. Who is our Holy Judge?
11. In verse 2 of chapter 94, what is God called?
12. How long shall the wicked triumph?
13. Why do the enemies of God have no compassion on others?
14. Why should the wicked make sure they have fun now?
15. In verse 6, who are they slaying?
16. Quote 1 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 5.
17. What is verse 8 saying?
18. What is the quote the author loves that God made to Moses,
    pertaining to verse 9?
19. How could you describe the eye of God?
20. What is a good example of God chastising a nation?
21. Quote Romans chapter 8 verse 7.
22. For whom the Lord loveth, He __________.
23. When did the Israelites think that God had cast them off for sure?
24. ________ of the _______ can turn this evil world around?
25. Who is willing to rise up and call this nation back to God?
26. Who is the only help that we can depend upon?
27. What is the devil and his crowd trying to do now?
28. I do not need the ______ to be on my side.
29. The Lord is my ________.
30. The wages of sin is ______.