New International Version
Truly I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains.
King James Bible
O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, Jehovah! for I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
World English Bible
Yahweh, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your handmaid. You have freed me from my chains.
Young's Literal Translation
Cause it to come, O Jehovah, for I am Thy servant. I am Thy servant, son of Thy handmaid, Thou hast opened my bonds.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am thy servant - Thou hast preserved me alive. I live with, for, and to Thee. I am thy willing domestic, the son of thine handmaid - like one born in thy house of a woman already thy property. I am a servant, son of thy servant, made free by thy kindness; but, refusing to go out, I have had my ear bored to thy door-post, and am to continue by free choice in thy house for ever. He alludes here to the case of the servant who, in the year of jubilee being entitled to his liberty, refused to leave his master's house; and suffered his ear to be bored to the door-post, as a proof that by his own consent he agreed to continue in his master's house for ever.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.'--PSALM cxvi. 12, 13. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. It seems to have become the custom in later times to lift high the wine cup at that feast and drink it with solemn invocation and glad thanksgiving. So we find our Lord taking the cup--the 'cup of blessing' as Paul calls it--and giving thanks. But as there is no record …
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He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loincloth around their waist.
Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.
He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
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