Psalm 119:134
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English Standard Version
Redeem me from man’s oppression, that I may keep your precepts.

King James Bible
Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

American Standard Version
Redeem me from the oppression of man: So will I observe thy precepts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Redeem me from the calumnies of men: that I may keep thy commandments.

English Revised Version
Redeem me from the oppression of man: so will I observe thy precepts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

Psalm 119:134 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Ajin. In the present time of apostasy and persecution he keeps all the more strictly to the direction of the divine word, and commends himself to the protection and teaching of God. In the consciousness of his godly behaviour (elsewhere always צדק וּמשׁפּט, here in one instance משׁפט וצדק) the poet hopes that God will surely not (בּל) leave him to the arbitrary disposal of his oppressors. This hope does not, however, raise him above the necessity and duty of constant prayer that Jahve would place Himself between him and his enemies. ערב seq. acc. signifies to stand in any one's place as furnishing a guarantee, and in general as a mediator, Job 17:3; Isaiah 38:14; לטוב similar to לטובה, Psalm 86:17, Nehemiah 5:19 : in my behalf, for my real advantage. The expression of longing after redemption in Psalm 119:123 sounds like Psalm 119:81. "The word of Thy righteousness" is the promise which proceeds from God's "righteousness," and as surely as He is "righteous" cannot remain unfulfilled. The one chief petition of the poet, however, to which he comes back in Psalm 119:124., has reference to the ever deeper knowledge of the word of God; for this knowledge is in itself at once life and blessedness, and the present calls most urgently for it. For the great multitude (which is the subject to הפרוּ) practically and fundamentally break God's law; it is therefore time to act for Jahve (עשׂה ל as in Genesis 30:30, Isaiah 64:4, Ezekiel 29:20), and just in order to this there is need of well-grounded, reliable knowledge. Therefore the poet attaches himself with all his love to God's commandments; to him they are above gold and fine gold (Psalm 19:11), which he might perhaps gain by a disavowal of them. Therefore he is as strict as he possibly can be with God's word, inasmuch as he acknowledges and observes all precepts of all things (כּל־פּקּוּדי כל), i.e., all divine precepts, let them have reference to whatsoever they will, as ישׁרים, right (ישּׁר, to declare both in avowal and deed to be right); and every false (lying) tendency, all pseudo-Judaism, he hates. It is true Psalm 119:126 may be also explained: it is time that Jahve should act, i.e., interpose judicially; but this thought is foreign to the context, and affords no equally close union for על־כן; moreover it ought then to have been accented עת לעשׂות ליהוה. On כּל־פּקּוּדי כל, "all commands of every purport," cf. Isaiah 29:11, and more as to form, Numbers 8:16; Ezekiel 44:30.

The expression is purposely thus heightened; and the correction כל־פקודיך (Ewald, Olshausen, and Hupfeld) is also superfluous, because the reference of what is said to the God of revelation is self-evident in this connection.

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Psalm 119:122 Be surety for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

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Psalm 105:43-45 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness...

Ezekiel 11:17-20 Therefore say, Thus said the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people...

Ezekiel 36:24-27 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land...

Luke 1:74,75 That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear...

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...

Cross References
Luke 1:74
that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,

Psalm 69:18
Draw near to my soul, redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies!

Psalm 119:84
How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those who persecute me?

Psalm 119:122
Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me.

Psalm 119:154
Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!

Psalm 142:6
Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me!

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