6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

Other Translations of Psalm 81:6

New International Version

6 "I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket.

English Standard Version

6 "I relieved yourHebrew his; also next line shoulder of the burden; your hands were freed from the basket.

The Message

6 "I took the world off your shoulders, freed you from a life of hard labor.

New King James Version

6 "I removed his shoulder from the burden; His hands were freed from the baskets.

New Living Translation

6 "Now I will take the load from your shoulders; I will free your hands from their heavy tasks.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 81:6

Commentary on Psalm 81:1-7

(Read Psalm 81:1-7)

All the worship we can render to the Lord is beneath his excellences, and our obligations to him, especially in our redemption from sin and wrath. What God had done on Israel's behalf, was kept in remembrance by public solemnities. To make a deliverance appear more gracious, more glorious, it is good to observe all that makes the trouble we are delivered from appear more grievous. We ought never to forget the base and ruinous drudgery to which Satan, our oppressor, brought us. But when, in distress of conscience, we are led to cry for deliverance, the Lord answers our prayers, and sets us at liberty. Convictions of sin, and trials by affliction, prove his regard to his people. If the Jews, on their solemn feast-days, were thus to call to mind their redemption out of Egypt, much more ought we, on the Christian sabbath, to call to mind a more glorious redemption, wrought out for us by our Lord Jesus Christ, from worse bondage.