Psalm 119:122
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English Standard Version
Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me.

King James Bible
Be surety for thy 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.

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.

Psalm 119:122 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Samech. His hope rests on God's word, without allowing itself to be led astray by doubters and apostates. סעפים (the form of nouns which indicate defects or failings) are those inwardly divided, halting between two opinions (סעפּים), 1 Kings 18:21, who do homage partly to the worship of Jahve, partly to heathenism, and therefore are trying to combine faith and naturalism. In contrast to such, the poet's love, faith, and hope are devoted entirely to the God of revelation; and to all those who are desirous of drawing him away he addresses in Psalm 119:115 (cf. Psalm 6:9) an indignant "depart." He, however, stands in need of grace in order to persevere and to conquer. For this he prays in Psalm 119:116-117. The מן in משּׁברי is the same as in בּושׁ מן. The ah of ואשׁעה is the intentional ah (Ew. 228, c), as in Isaiah 41:23. The statement of the ground of the סלית, vilipendis, does not mean: unsuccessful is their deceit (Hengstenberg, Olshausen), but falsehood without the consistency of truth is their self-deceptive and seductive tendency. The lxx and Syriac read תּרעיתם, "their sentiment;" but this is an Aramaic word that is unintelligible in Hebrew, which the old translators have conjured into the text only on account of an apparent tautology. The reading השּׁבתּ or חשׁבתּ (Aquila, Symmachus, and Jerome; lxx ἐλογισάμην, therefore חשׁבתי) instead of חשׁבתּ might more readily be justified in Psalm 119:119; but the former gives too narrow a meaning, and the reading rests on a mistaking of the construction of השׁבית with an accusative of the object and of the effect: all the wicked, as many of them as are on the earth, dost Thou put away as dross (סגים( ssor). Accordingly משׁפטיך in Psalm 119:120 are God's punitive judgments, or rather (cf. Psalm 119:91) God's laws (judgments) according to which He judges. What is meant are sentences of punishment, as in Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 28. Of these the poet is afraid, for omnipotence can change words into deeds forthwith. In fear of the God who has attested Himself in Exodus 34:7 and elsewhere, his skin shudders and his hair stands on end.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

surety

Genesis 43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I bring him not to you, and set him before you...

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

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed...

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 the wicked remove me.

Cross References
Hebrews 7:22
This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.

Job 17:3
"Lay down a pledge for me with you; who is there who will put up security for me?

Psalm 86:17
Show me a sign of your favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

Psalm 119:134
Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep your precepts.

Isaiah 38:14
Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety!

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