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Psalms 74:21

    Psalms 74:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise your name.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Oh let not the oppressed return ashamed: Let the poor and needy praise thy name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O let not the crushed be turned back in shame; let the low man and the poor give praise to your name.

    Webster's Revision

    Oh let not the oppressed return ashamed: Let the poor and needy praise thy name.

    World English Bible

    Don't let the oppressed return ashamed. Let the poor and needy praise your name.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.

    Definitions for Psalms 74:21

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 74:21

    Let not the oppressed return ashamed - Do not permit thy people to be so diminished, that when, according to thy promise, they are restored to their own land, they may appear to be but a handful of men.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 74:21

    O let not the oppressed return ashamed - Ashamed by being disappointed, as if they had trusted in that which had no claims to confidence. Compare the notes at Job 6:20. The word rendered "oppressed," means "trodden down, crushed, broken, afflicted." It refers to the people as attacked by foreign armies, or as crushed by those who had gained power over them. The word "return" refers to their coining back from God - from the throne of mercy. Let them not come back from thee with no assurance of thy favor; with no evidence that their prayers have been heard; let them not come back, subject to the reproach that they had made their appeal to thee in vain.

    Let the poor and needy praise thy name - The people who are oppressed and helpless. Let them have occasion to praise thee because their prayer has been heard, and because thou dost save them.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 74:21

    74:21 Return - From the throne of thy grace, to which they make their resort.