defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.
To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.
You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so people can no longer terrify them.
Orphans get parents, the homeless get homes. The reign of terror is over, the rule of the gang lords is ended.
To give decision for the child without a father and for the broken-hearted, so that the man of the earth may no longer be feared.
to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that those from earth may strike terror no more.
To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.
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1 tn Heb “to judge (on behalf of),” or “by judging (on behalf of).”
2 tn Heb “crushed.” See v. 10.
3 tn Heb “he will not add again [i.e., “he will no longer”] to terrify, man from the earth.” The Hebrew term אֱנוֹשׁ (’enosh, “man”) refers here to the wicked nations (v. 16). By describing them as “from the earth,” the psalmist emphasizes their weakness before the sovereign, eternal king.