The words oppressors and oppress appear in this psalm. The word describes the abuse of power and authority, taking advantage of the underprivileged by either violence or deceit.
The word includes the idea of accusation and slander. The Jews were commanded not to oppress one another (Deuteronomy 24:5–22), and this included the strangers in the land (Exodus 22:2; 23:9). Often, God’s people suffer oppression, while the guilty go free. Doubt and uncertainty may come our way and when that happens, we need to remember the Lord: Who He is and what He does for us!
Psalm 119:124 ‘Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.’