Psalm 119:122
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New International Version
Ensure your servant's well-being; do not let the arrogant oppress me.

New Living Translation
Please guarantee a blessing for me. Don't let the arrogant oppress me!

English Standard Version
Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me.

New American Standard Bible
Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the arrogant oppress me.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Guarantee Your servant's well-being; do not let the arrogant oppress me.

International Standard Version
Back up your servant in a positive way; do not let the arrogant oppress me.

NET Bible
Guarantee the welfare of your servant! Do not let the arrogant oppress me!

New Heart English Bible
Ensure your servant's well-being. Do not let the proud oppress me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Delight your Servant in goodness and do not let the proud slander me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Guarantee my well-being. Do not let arrogant people oppress me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be surety for Thy servant for good; Let not the proud oppress me.

New American Standard 1977
Be surety for Thy servant for good;
            Do not let the arrogant oppress me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be surety for thy slave for good; do not let the proud do violence unto me.

King James 2000 Bible
Be surety for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

American King James Version
Be surety for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Uphold thy servant unto good: let not the proud calumniate me.

Darby Bible Translation
Be surety for thy servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
Make sure Thy servant for good, Let not the proud oppress me.
Study Bible
Thy Word
121I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors. 122Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the arrogant oppress me. 123My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation And for Your righteous word.…
Cross References
Hebrews 7:22
Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.

Job 17:3
"Lay down, now, a pledge for me with Yourself; Who is there that will be my guarantor?

Psalm 86:17
Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

Psalm 119:134
Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.

Isaiah 38:14
"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.
Treasury of Scripture

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

surety

Genesis 43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I …

Proverbs 22:26,27 Be not you one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties …

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: …

Hebrews 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

let not

Psalm 119:21 You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments.

Psalm 36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of …

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(122) Be surety.--Just as Judah became surety for the safety of Benjamin (Genesis 43:9), so the psalmist asks God to be answerable for the servant who had been faithful to the covenant, and stand between him and the attacks of the proud. So Hezekiah (Isaiah 38:14) asks God to "undertake" for him against the threat of death. There is also, no doubt, the further thought that the Divine protection would vindicate the profession which the loyal servant makes of his obedience, as in Job 17:3, where God is summoned as the only possible guarantee of the sufferer's innocence. This and Psalm 119:132 are the only verses not actually mentioning, under one of its terms, the Law.

Verse 122. - Be surety for thy servant for good (comp. Job 17:3; Isaiah 38:14). "For good" means "so that it may be well with him." Let not the proud oppress me (comp. vers. 51, 69, 78, 85, etc.). Be surety for thy servant for good,.... The psalmist was, in a like case with Hezekiah, oppressed; and therefore desires the Lord would undertake for him, appear on his side, and defend him, Psalm 38:14; and if God himself is the surety of his people, and engages in their behalf, they need fear no enemy. What David prays to God to be for him, that Christ is for all his people, Hebrews 7:22. He drew nigh to God, struck hands with him, gave his word and bond to pay the debts of his people; put himself in their legal place and stead, and became responsible to law and justice for them; engaged to make satisfaction for their sins, to bring in everlasting righteousness for their justification, and to preserve and keep them, and bring them safe to eternal glory and happiness; and this was being a surety for them for good. The Syriac version is, "delight that servant with good things"; and to the same sense the Targum and Kimchi interpret it: but Jarchi and Aben Ezra take the word to have the same meaning we do; and so Aquila and Theodotion translate it: the sense Arama gives is,

"be surety for thy servant, that I may be good;''

let not the proud oppress me; the oppressors of God's people are generally proud; they are such who deal in proud wrath; it is in their pride, and owing to it, they persecute them, Psalm 10:2. This has been their character in all ages, and agrees with the man of sin and his followers, who is king over all the children of pride; but wherein such men deal proudly and oppress, God is higher than they, and therefore most proper to be applied unto. 122. Be surety—Stand for me against my oppressors (Ge 43:9; Isa 38:14).119:121-128 Happy is the man, who, acting upon gospel principles, does justice to all around. Christ our Surety, having paid our debt and ransom, secures all the blessings of salvation to every true believer. The psalmist expects the word of God's righteousness, and no other salvation than what is secured by that word, which cannot fall to the ground. We deserve no favour form God; we are most easy when we cast ourselves upon God's mercy, and refer ourselves to it. If any man resolve to do God's will as his servant, he shall be made to know his testimonies. We must do what we can for the support of religion, and, after all, must beg of God to take the work into his own hands. It is hypocrisy to say we love God's commandments more than our worldly interests. The way of sin is a false way, being directly contrary to God's precepts, which are right: those that love and esteem God's law, hate sin, and will not be reconciled to it.
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