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Psalms 72:14

    Psalms 72:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence; And precious will their blood be in his sight:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He will keep their souls free from evil designs and violent attacks; and their blood will be of value in his eyes.

    Webster's Revision

    He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence; And precious will their blood be in his sight:

    World English Bible

    He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his sight.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall redeem their soul from oppression and violence; and precious shall their blood be in his sight:

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 72:14

    From deceit and violence - Because they are poor and uneducated, they are liable to be deceived; and because they are helpless, they are liable to oppression; but his equal justice shall duly consider these cases; and no man shall suffer because he is deceived, though the letter of the law may be against him.

    And precious shall their blood be - If the blood or life of such a person shall have been spilt by the hand of violence, he shall seek it out, and visit it on the murderer, though he were the chief in the land. He shall not be screened, though he were of the blood royal, if he have willfully taken away the life of a man.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 72:14

    He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence - He will rescue their lives; that is, he will deliver them from the hands of men who practice deceit, or who are dishonest and unjust - and from the hands of those who oppress. This is stating in another form the idea that his reign would be one of equity, protecting the rights of the poor, and delivering the oppressed.

    And precious shall their blood be in his sight - That is, so precious that he will not permit it to be shed unjustly, but will come to their rescue when their life is in danger; or, that - being shed - he will regard it as so valuable that he will not permit it to go unavenged. He will never be indifferent to their safety, or their reputation.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 72:14

    72:14 Deceit and violence - The two ways whereby the lives of men are usually destroyed. Precious - He will not be prodigal of the lives of his subjects, but like a true father of his people, will tenderly preserve them, and severely avenge their blood upon those who shall shed it.