New American Standard Bible
"The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
King James Bible
The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
Darby Bible Translation
No enemy shall exact upon him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him;
World English Bible
No enemy will tax him. No wicked man will oppress him.
Young's Literal Translation
An enemy exacteth not upon him, And a son of perverseness afflicteth him not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The enemy shall not exact upon him - The literal meaning here is derived from the force sometimes used in extorting or demanding a debt, where no indulgence is shown, but where it is exacted to the last mite, whether the man is able to pay it or not. Compare Matthew 18:25, Matthew 18:28. Then it is used to denote oppression, or subjugation, which is the idea here. The enemy shall not be suffered to act the part of one who rigidly exacts the payment of a debt; that is, he shall not be allowed to oppress him.
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him - This is copied almost literally from 2 Samuel 7:10. The phrase "the son of wickedness" means simply the wicked. He shall not fall into the hands, or under the power of wicked men.
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"I will also appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will the wicked afflict them any more as formerly,
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.
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