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Psalms 119:122

    Psalms 119:122 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Be surety for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Be surety for thy servant for good: Let not the proud oppress me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take your servant's interests into your keeping; let me not be crushed by the men of pride.

    Webster's Revision

    Be surety for thy servant for good: Let not the proud oppress me.

    World English Bible

    Ensure your servant's well-being. Don't let the proud oppress me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:122

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:122

    Be surety for thy servant - ערב arob, give a pledge or token that thou wilt help me in times of necessity. Or, Be bail for thy servant. What a word is this! Pledge thyself for me, that thou wilt produce me safely at the judgment of the great day. Then sustain and keep me blameless till the coming of Christ. Neither of these two verses has any of the ten words in reference to God's law or attributes. The judgment and the justice refer to the psalmist's own conduct in Psalm 119:121. The hundred and twenty-second has no word of the kind.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:122

    Be surety for thy servant for good - On the meaning of the word here rendered "be surety," see the notes at Job 17:3, and the notes at Isaiah 38:14, in both which places the same Hebrew word occurs: In Isaiah it is rendered "undertake for me." The word means, properly, "to mix, to mingle;" hence, to braid, to interweave; then, to exchange, to barter. Then it means to mix or intermingle interests; to unite ourselves with others so that their interests come to be our own; and hence, to take one under our protection, to become answerable for, to be a surety for: as, when one endorses a note for another, he mingles his own interest, reputation, and means with his. So Christ becomes the security or surety - ἔγγυος enguos - of his people, Hebrews 7:22. The prayer here is, that God would, so to speak, mix or mingle his cause and that of the psalmist together, and that he would then protect the common cause as his own; or, that he would become a "pledge" or "surety" for the safety of the psalmist. This now, through the Mediator, we have a right to ask at the hand of God; and when God makes our cause his own, we must be safe.

    Let not the proud oppress me - See the notes at Psalm 119:51. Let them not triumph over me, and crush me.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:122

    119:122 Surety - Do thou undertake and plead my cause.