The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 94:16
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?
&c.] These are
the words of the psalmist, representing the church of God, under sore
persecutions from the antichristian party; called "evildoers", because
of their thefts, murders, idolatries, sorceries, and all manner of
wickedness committed by them, (Revelation 9:21) , intimating that she had looked
all around her, and could not observe any that she could hope for
assistance from, to fight her battles for her with the enemy, and
deliver her out of his hands: the Targum is,
``who will rise up, for me, to make war with the evildoers?''
what the church here seems to say in a despairing way, the followers of
antichrist say in a triumphant and insulting manner; "who is like unto
the beast who is able to make war with him?" (Revelation 13:4) , or "who will
stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?" to contend or strive
with them, as the Targum; suggesting, that she had no friends to appear
for her, that had either courage or strength to engage in such a
warfare; her case was like that of the oppressed, Solomon speaks of,
(Ecclesiastes 4:1) , or the Apostle Paul's, when none stood with him; but all
forsook him, excepting the Lord, (2 Timothy 4:16,17) and so here the church
had none to rise up, and stand by her, but the Lord; Michael, the great
Prince that stands for the children and people of God, and who is a
match for all the enemies of his church; and he will rise and stand up
for them, and fight their battles; and overcome the beast and false
prophet, with the kings of the earth, (Daniel 12:1) (Revelation 17:14) (19:11-20) .
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 94:16". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=094&verse=016>. 1999.