Psalm 119:121
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English Standard Version
I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.

King James Bible
AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

American Standard Version
AYIN. I have done justice and righteousness: Leave me not to mine oppressors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
[AIN] I have done judgment and justice: give me not up to them that slander me.

English Revised Version
AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

Webster's Bible Translation
AIN. I have done judgment and justice; leave me not to my oppressors.

Psalm 119:121 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Samech. His hope rests on God's word, without allowing itself to be led astray by doubters and apostates. סעפים (the form of nouns which indicate defects or failings) are those inwardly divided, halting between two opinions (סעפּים), 1 Kings 18:21, who do homage partly to the worship of Jahve, partly to heathenism, and therefore are trying to combine faith and naturalism. In contrast to such, the poet's love, faith, and hope are devoted entirely to the God of revelation; and to all those who are desirous of drawing him away he addresses in Psalm 119:115 (cf. Psalm 6:9) an indignant "depart." He, however, stands in need of grace in order to persevere and to conquer. For this he prays in Psalm 119:116-117. The מן in משּׁברי is the same as in בּושׁ מן. The ah of ואשׁעה is the intentional ah (Ew. 228, c), as in Isaiah 41:23. The statement of the ground of the סלית, vilipendis, does not mean: unsuccessful is their deceit (Hengstenberg, Olshausen), but falsehood without the consistency of truth is their self-deceptive and seductive tendency. The lxx and Syriac read תּרעיתם, "their sentiment;" but this is an Aramaic word that is unintelligible in Hebrew, which the old translators have conjured into the text only on account of an apparent tautology. The reading השּׁבתּ or חשׁבתּ (Aquila, Symmachus, and Jerome; lxx ἐλογισάμην, therefore חשׁבתי) instead of חשׁבתּ might more readily be justified in Psalm 119:119; but the former gives too narrow a meaning, and the reading rests on a mistaking of the construction of השׁבית with an accusative of the object and of the effect: all the wicked, as many of them as are on the earth, dost Thou put away as dross (סגים( ssor). Accordingly משׁפטיך in Psalm 119:120 are God's punitive judgments, or rather (cf. Psalm 119:91) God's laws (judgments) according to which He judges. What is meant are sentences of punishment, as in Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 28. Of these the poet is afraid, for omnipotence can change words into deeds forthwith. In fear of the God who has attested Himself in Exodus 34:7 and elsewhere, his skin shudders and his hair stands on end.

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I have

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Psalm 18:20-24 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me...

Psalm 75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

1 Samuel 24:11-15 Moreover, my father, see, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and killed you not...

1 Samuel 25:28 I pray you, forgive the trespass of your handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house...

2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

Acts 21:16 There went with us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple...

Acts 25:10,11 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as you very well know...

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

leave me

Psalm 37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

Psalm 57:3,4 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah...

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:15
So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people.

Job 29:14
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban.

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