New American Standard Bible
The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.
King James Bible
The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants; and none of them that trust in him shall bear guilt.
World English Bible
Yahweh redeems the soul of his servants. None of those who take refuge in him shall be condemned. By David.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah redeemeth the soul of His servants, And none trusting in Him are desolate!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants - The literal meaning of this is, that the Lord rescues the lives of his servants, or that he saves them from death. The word "redeem" in its primary sense means to let go or loose; to "buy" loose, or to ransom; and hence, to redeem with a price, or to rescue in any way. Here the idea is not that of delivering or rescuing by a "price," or by an offering, but of rescuing from danger and death by the interposition of the power and providence of God. The word "soul" here is used to denote the entire man, and the idea is, that God will "rescue" or "save" those who serve and obey him. They will be kept from destruction. They will not be held and regarded as guilty, and will not be treated as if they were wicked. As the word "redeem" is used by David here it means God will save His people; without specifying the "means" by which it will be done. As the word "redeem" is used by Christians now, employing the ideas of the New Testament on the subject, it means that God will redeem His people by that great sacrifice which was made for them on the cross.
And none of them that trust in him shall be desolate - Shall be held and treated as "guilty." See Psalm 34:21, where the same word occurs in the original. They shall not be held to be guilty; they shall not be punished. This is designed to be in contrast with the statement respecting the wicked in Psalm 34:21. The psalm, therefore, closes appropriately with the idea that they who trust the Lord will be ultimately safe; that God will make a distinction between them and the wicked; that they will be ultimately rescued from death, and be regarded and treated forever as the friends of God.
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'The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.'--PSALM xxxiv. 7. If we accept the statement in the superscription of this psalm, it dates from one of the darkest hours in David's life. His fortunes were never lower than when he fled from Gath, the city of Goliath, to Adullam. He never appears in a less noble light than when he feigned madness to avert the dangers which he might well dread there. How unlike the terror and self-degradation of the man who 'scrabbled …
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1 Kings 1:29
The king vowed and said, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,
Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
The LORD will not leave him in his hand Or let him be condemned when he is judged.
The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, Because they take refuge in Him.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed.
Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD.
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