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Psalms 94:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, Which frameth mischief by statute?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, One which devises mischief by decree?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Shall the throne of wickedness be united to thee, which frameth mischief into a law?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Shall the throne that inflicteth ruin, have fellowship with thee, That frameth oppression, by statute?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Is a throne of mischief joined [with] Thee? A framer of perverseness by statute?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Shal the throne of iniquitie haue fellowship with thee: which frameth mischiefe by a lawe?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frames mischief by an ordinance?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Shall the throne 3678
{3678} Prime
From H3680; properly covered, that is, a throne (as canopied).
of iniquity 1942
{1942} Prime
From H1933 (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by implication of falling); desire; also ruin.
have fellowship 2266
{2266} Prime
A primitive root; to join (literally or figuratively); specifically (by means of spells) to fascinate.
<8792> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 93
with thee, which frameth 3335
{3335} Prime
probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
mischief 5999
{5999} Prime
From H5998; toil, that is, wearing effort; hence worry, whether of body or mind.
by x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
a law? 2706
{2706} Prime
From H2710; an enactment; hence an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 94:20

_ _ throne — power, rulers.

_ _ iniquity [and] mischief — both denote evils done to others, as Psalms 94:21 explains.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 94:12-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 94:20

Shall — Wilt thou take part with the unrighteous powers of the world who oppress thy people. A law — By virtue of those unrighteous decrees which they have made.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 94:20

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

(n) Though the wicked judges pretend justice in oppressing the Church, yet they do not have the authority of God.

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Psalms 52:1 [[To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.]] Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
Psalms 82:1 [[A Psalm of Asaph.]] God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
1 Samuel 22:12 And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I [am], my lord.
Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, [that] wickedness [was] there; and the place of righteousness, [that] iniquity [was] there.
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for [he that is] higher than the highest regardeth; and [there be] higher than they.
Amos 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;


2 Chronicles 6:14-16 And said, O LORD God of Israel, [there is] no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and [shewest] mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts: ... Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.
Isaiah 1:11-20 To what purpose [is] the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. ... But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].
Jeremiah 7:4-11 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, [are] these. ... Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen [it], saith the LORD.
John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
1 John 1:5-6 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ... If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:


Psalms 58:2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
1 Kings 12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that [is] in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
Esther 3:6-12 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that [were] throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, [even] the people of Mordecai. ... Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that [were] over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and [to] every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.
Isaiah 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness [which] they have prescribed;
Daniel 3:4-7 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, ... Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down [and] worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Daniel 6:7-9 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. ... Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.
John 9:22 These [words] spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
John 11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew [it], that they might take him.
Revelation 13:15-17 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. ... And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
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