Psalm 145:14
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English Standard Version
The LORD upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.

King James Bible
The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

American Standard Version
Jehovah upholdeth all that fall, And raiseth up all those that are bowed down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord lifteth up all that fall: and setteth up all that are cast down.

English Revised Version
The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that are bowed down.

Psalm 145:14 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This memorable utterance of Jahve concerning Himself the writer of Psalm 103, which is of kindred import, also interweaves into his celebration of the revelation of divine love in Psalm 145:8. Instead of רב־חסד the expression here, however, is וגדול חסד (Kerמ, as in Nahum 1:3, cf. Psalm 89:29, with Makkeph וּגדל־). The real will of God tends towards favour, which gladly giving stoops to give (חנּוּן), and towards compassion, which interests itself on behalf of the sinner for his help and comfort (רחוּם). Wrath is only the background of His nature, which He reluctantly and only after long waiting (ארך אפּים) lets loose against those who spurn His great mercy. For His goodness embraces, as Psalm 145:9 says, all; His tender mercies are over all His works, they hover over and encompass all His creatures. Therefore, too, all His works praise Him: they are all together loud-speaking witnesses of that sympathetic all-embracing love of His, which excludes no one who does not exclude himself; and His saints, who live in God's love, bless Him (יברכוּכה written as in 1 Kings 18:44): their mouth overflows with the declaration (יאמרוּ) of the glory of the kingdom of this loving God, and in speaking (ידבּרוּ) of the sovereign power with which He maintains and extends this kingdom. This confession they make their employ, in order that the knowledge of the mighty acts of God and the glorious majesty of His kingdom may at length become the general possession of mankind. When the poet in Psalm 145:12 sets forth the purpose of the proclamation, he drops the form of address. God's kingdom is a kingdom of all aeons, and His dominion is manifested without exception and continually in all periods or generations (בּכל־דּור ודר as in Psalm 45:18, Esther 9:28, a pleonastic strengthening of the expression בּדר ודר, Psalm 90:1). It is the eternal circumference of the history of time, but at the same time its eternal substance, which more and more unfolds and achieves itself in the succession of the periods that mark its course. For that all things in heaven and on earth shall be gathered up together (ἀνακεφαλαιώσασθαι, Ephesians 1:10) in the all-embracing kingdom of God in His Christ, is the goal of all history, and therefore the substance of history which is working itself out. With Psalm 145:13 (cf. Daniel 3:33, Daniel 4:31, according to Hitzig the primary passages) another paragraph is brought to a close.

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upholdeth

Psalm 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Psalm 94:18 When I said, My foot slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up.

Psalm 119:117 Hold you me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect to your statutes continually.

Luke 22:31,32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat...

raiseth up

Psalm 38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? hope you in God...

Psalm 146:8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind: the LORD raises them that are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous:

Luke 13:11-13 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together...

Cross References
Psalm 37:17
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Psalm 37:24
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.

Psalm 54:4
Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

Psalm 57:6
They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah

Psalm 146:8
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

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