Oratio: Blessed Is The Man Whom You Discipline, O Lord!


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Psalm 94In today’s Oratio Hour, Rev. Jonathan Fisk meditates on:

1. Psalm 94:8-15

Understand, O dullest of the people!
    Fools, when will you be wise?
He who planted the ear, does he not hear?
He who formed the eye, does he not see?
10 He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke?
He who teaches man knowledge—
11     the Lord—knows the thoughts of man,
    that they are but a breath.[a]

12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord,
    and whom you teach out of your law,
13 to give him rest from days of trouble,
    until a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not forsake his people;
    he will not abandon his heritage;
15 for justice will return to the righteous,
    and all the upright in heart will follow it.


  1. Psalm 94:11 Septuagint they are futile

2. Proverbs 14:30

30 A tranquil[a] heart gives life to the flesh,
    but envy[b] makes the bones rot.


  1. Proverbs 14:30 Or healing
  2. Proverbs 14:30 Or jealousy


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