New American Standard Bible
Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.
King James Bible
Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
Darby Bible Translation
Deliver me from the oppression of man; and I will keep thy precepts.
World English Bible
Redeem me from the oppression of man, so I will observe your precepts.
Young's Literal Translation
Ransom me from the oppression of man, And I observe Thy precepts,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Deliver me from the oppression of man - From constraint on the part of man, so that I may be free to act as I please. Give me true religious liberty, and let me not be under any compulsion or constraint. The word rendered "deliver" is that which is usually rendered "redeem." It is used here in the large sense of deliverance; and the prayer is an expression of what the true friends of religion have always sought, desired, and demanded - "freedom" of opinion - the richest blessing which man can enjoy.
So will I keep thy precepts - My heart inclines to that; I desire it; and, if suffered to act without constraint, I will do it. As it is the purpose and the wish of my soul, I pray that all hindrances to the free exercise of my religion may be removed. How often has this prayer been offered in times of persecution! By how many million of the dwellers on the earth might it even now be offered! What a blessing it is to those who are free from oppressive laws, that they are permitted to carry out the wishes of their hearts, and to worship God according to the dictates of their conscience, with none to molest them or make them afraid.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,
Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies!
How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?
Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the arrogant oppress me.
Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.
"Give heed 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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