New International Version
The enemy will not get the better of him; the wicked will not oppress 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The enemy shall not exact upon him - None of his enemies shall be able to prevail against him. It is worthy of remark that David was never overthrown; he finally conquered every foe that rose up against him. Saul's persecution, Absalom's revolt, Sheba's conspiracy, and the struggle made by the partisans of the house of Saul after his death, only tended to call forth David's skill, courage, and prowess, and to seat him more firmly on his throne. The Philistines, the Ammonites, the Syrians, etc., united all their forces to crush him, but in vain: "God beat down all his foes before his face," and variously plagued those who opposed him, Psalm 89:23.
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'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who …
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2 Samuel 7:10
And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.
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