Judge of all the earth

That God is Judge of all the earth is not necessarily a frightening thing. As Judge, God embodies justice. He rewards good and evil accordingly. Although none of us is perfect, when we surrender ourselves to Jesus (Yeshua‘), His shed blood counts as the penalty for our sins. God accepts us because of Jesus’ sacrifice. Justice has been done on our behalf; our penalty has been paid. Only when people do not receive Jesus does a fear of judgment remain. God judges everyone, but the outcome is different.

Judge of the earth (Shofet ha’arets) in the Hebrew text of Psalm 94:2.

Judge of the earth in the Hebrew text of Psalm 94:2.

Judge of all the earth in Hebrew:

Shofet kol-ha’arets

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 8199, 776

Bible references: Gen. 18:25; Ps. 94:2 (Judge of the earth)

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? (Genesis 18:25 KJV)

Similar names for God are Righteous judge, Judge of all, Judge of Israel, God of justice, Our lawgiver, and, in the New Testament, Righteous Judge and Judge of the living and the dead. He is also called simply, the Judge.

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