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Psalm 94:20–23

20  Can wwicked rulers be allied with you,

those who frame2 injustice by xstatute?

21  They yband together against the life of the righteous

and condemn zthe innocent to death.3

22  But the Lord has become my astronghold,

and my God bthe rock of my crefuge.

23  He will bring back on them dtheir iniquity

and ewipe them out for their wickedness;

the Lord our God will wipe them out.

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Psalm 94:20–23 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—

a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?

21 The wicked band together against the righteous

and condemn the innocent to death.

22 But the Lord has become my fortress,

and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.

23 He will repay them for their sins

and destroy them for their wickedness;

the Lord our God will destroy them.

Psalm 94:20–23 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee,

Which frameth mischief by a law?

21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,

And condemn the innocent blood.

22 But the Lord is my defence;

And my God is the rock of my refuge.

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.

Psalm 94:20–23 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 Can unjust leaders claim that God is on their side—

leaders whose decrees permit injustice?

21 They gang up against the righteous

and condemn the innocent to death.

22 But the Lord is my fortress;

my God is the mighty rock where I hide.

23 God will turn the sins of evil people back on them.

He will destroy them for their sins.

The Lord our God will destroy them.

Psalm 94:20–23 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law,

Have fellowship with You?

21 They gather together against the life of the righteous,

And condemn innocent blood.

22 But the Lord has been my defense,

And my God the rock of my refuge.

23 He has brought on them their own iniquity,

And shall cut them off in their own wickedness;

The Lord our God shall cut them off.

Psalm 94:20–23 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 Crooked leaders cannot be your friends.

They use the law to cause suffering.

21 They join forces against people who do right

and sentence to death the innocent.

22 But the Lord is my defender;

my God is the rock of my protection.

23 God will pay them back for their sins

and will destroy them for their evil.

The Lord our God will destroy them.

Psalm 94:20–23 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

20 Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee,

Which frameth mischief by statute?

21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,

And condemn the innocent blood.

22 But Jehovah hath been my high tower,

And my God the rock of my refuge.

23 And he hath brought upon them their own iniquity,

And will cut them off in their own wickedness;

Jehovah our God will cut them off.

Psalm 94:20–23 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 Shall the throne of wickedness be united to thee, which frameth mischief into a law? 21 They band together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. 22 But Jehovah will be my high tower; and my God the rock of my refuge. 23 And he will bring upon them their iniquity, and will cut them off in their own evil: Jehovah our God will cut them off.

Psalm 94:20–23 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 Are wicked rulers who use the law to do unlawful things

able to be your partners?

21 They join forces to take the lives of righteous people.

They condemn innocent people to death.

22 The Lord has become my stronghold.

My God has become my rock of refuge.

23 He has turned their own wickedness against them.

He will destroy them because of their sins.

The Lord our God will destroy them.

Psalm 94:20–23 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 Can a corrupt throne—

one that creates trouble by law—

become Your ally?

21 They band together against the life of the righteous

and condemn the innocent to death.

22 But the Lord is my refuge;

my God is the rock of my protection.

23 He will pay them back for their sins

and destroy them for their evil.

The Lord our God will destroy them.

Psalm 94:20–23 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Can wicked rulers be allied with you,

those who contrive mischief by statute?

21 They band together against the life of the righteous,

and condemn the innocent to death.

22 But the Lord has become my stronghold,

and my God the rock of my refuge.

23 He will repay them for their iniquity

and wipe them out for their wickedness;

the Lord our God will wipe them out.

Psalm 94:20–23 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 Can there be allied with you a throne of destruction,

one that forms trouble based on statute?

21 They band together against the life of the righteous,

and declare the blameless guilty of blood.

22 But Yahweh has become my high stronghold,

and my God has become my rock of refuge.

23 And he will repay on them their iniquity,

and by their evil he will destroy them.

Yahweh our God will destroy them.

Psalm 94:20–23 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

20 Can you have anything to do with rulers who aren’t fair?

Can those who make laws that cause suffering be friends of yours?

21 They join together against those who do what is right.

They sentence to death those who aren’t guilty of doing anything wrong.

22 But the Lord has become like a fort to me.

My God is my rock. I go to him for safety.

23 He will pay them back for their sins.

He will destroy them for their evil acts.

The Lord our God will destroy them.

Psalm 94:20–23 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 Can a throne of destruction be allied with You,

One which devises mischief by decree?

21 They band themselves together against the life of the righteous

And condemn the innocent to death.

22 But the Lord has been my stronghold,

And my God the rock of my refuge.

23 He has brought back their wickedness upon them

And will destroy them in their evil;

The Lord our God will destroy them.