Psalms 119:121


121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.

Psalms 119:121 Meaning and Commentary

(e) , AIN.--The Sixteenth Part.

Psalms 119:121

AIN. I have done judgment and justice
As king of Israel; which is the character given of him, ( 2 Samuel 8:15 ) ; and in which he was a type of Christ, ( Jeremiah 23:5 ) ( Isaiah 9:7 ) ; and as a private person; which is everyone's duty, and every good man especially will be desirous of performing it: it is not indeed perfectly done by any, and therefore not to be trusted to; nor was it so done by David; nor did he place his confidence in it; nor did he say this in a boasting way, but in defence of himself and his innocence against those who oppressed him with their calumnies, as appears from the next clause. The Syriac version takes it to be an address to God, and as describing him, "O thou that doest judgment and justice!" to whom the following petition is directed:

leave me not to mine oppressors;
David had his oppressors, as all good men have, and power was on their side; but they could do no more, nor further exercise it, than as they were permitted by the Lord; for they had no power but what was given them from above; and he applies to God, and not men, for relief; and deprecates being given up to them, and left in their hands.

Psalms 119:121 In-Context

119 You remove all the wicked on earth as if they were dross; therefore, I love Your decrees.
120 I tremble in awe of You; I fear Your judgments.
121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee Your servant's well-being; do not let the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes grow weary [looking for] Your salvation and for Your righteous promise.
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