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And you, O Yahweh God of Hosts, the God of Israel,
rouse yourself to punish the nations.
Do not show favor to all who act unfaithfully in wickedness. Selah. Bible

“punish the nations.” The text could perhaps more literally be translated, “visit” the nations, with this being the use of God “visiting” to bring justice and vengeance. However, the translation “visit” in this verse could easily be misunderstood by many English speakers. [For more on God “visiting,” see commentary on Exod. 20:5].


Commentary for: Psalms 59:5