New Living Translation
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
King James Bible
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite spirit.
World English Bible
Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
Near is Jehovah to the broken of heart, And the bruised of spirit He saveth.
Psalm 34:18 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
34:18 Nigh - Ready to hear and succour them. To - Those whose spirits are truly humbled under the hand of God, and the sense of their sins, whose hearts are subdued, and made obedient to God's will and submissive to his providence.
LibraryLooking unto Jesus
"Till God in human flesh I see, My thoughts no comfort find,--" God shrouded and veiled in the manhood,--there we can with steady gaze behold him, for so he cometh down to us, and our poor finite intelligence can understand and lay hold upon him. I shall therefore use my text this morning, and I think very legitimately, in reference to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ--"They looked unto him, and were lightened;" for when we look at God, as revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord, and behold the Godhead …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
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For what great nation has a god as near to them as the LORD our God is near to us whenever we call on him?
The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, so our land will be filled with his glory.
For he refused all kindness to others; he persecuted the poor and needy, and he hounded the brokenhearted to death.
But you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.
He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
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