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Psalms 119:134

    Psalms 119:134 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep your precepts.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Redeem me from the oppression of man: So will I observe thy precepts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Make me free from the cruel rule of man; then I will keep your orders.

    Webster's Revision

    Redeem me from the oppression of man: So will I observe thy precepts.

    World English Bible

    Redeem me from the oppression of man, so I will observe your precepts.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Redeem me from the oppression of man: so will I observe thy precepts.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:134

    Deliver me from the oppression of man - From constraint on the part of man, so that I may be free to act as I please. Give me true religious liberty, and let me not be under any compulsion or constraint. The word rendered "deliver" is that which is usually rendered "redeem." It is used here in the large sense of deliverance; and the prayer is an expression of what the true friends of religion have always sought, desired, and demanded - "freedom" of opinion - the richest blessing which man can enjoy.

    So will I keep thy precepts - My heart inclines to that; I desire it; and, if suffered to act without constraint, I will do it. As it is the purpose and the wish of my soul, I pray that all hindrances to the free exercise of my religion may be removed. How often has this prayer been offered in times of persecution! By how many million of the dwellers on the earth might it even now be offered! What a blessing it is to those who are free from oppressive laws, that they are permitted to carry out the wishes of their hearts, and to worship God according to the dictates of their conscience, with none to molest them or make them afraid.