Psalm 102:17
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New International Version
He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.

New Living Translation
He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas.

English Standard Version
he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.

New American Standard Bible
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute And has not despised their prayer.

King James Bible
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute and will not despise their prayer.

International Standard Version
He will turn to the prayer of the destitute, not despising their prayer.

NET Bible
when he responds to the prayer of the destitute, and does not reject their request.

New Heart English Bible
He has responded to the prayer of the destitute, and has not despised their prayer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he turns to the prayer of the poor and does not despise their prayer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will turn his attention to the prayers of those who have been abandoned. He will not despise their prayers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute, And hath not despised their prayer.

New American Standard 1977
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute,
            And has not despised their prayer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall have regarded the prayer of those who are alone and destitute and not despised their prayer.

King James 2000 Bible
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

American King James Version
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

American Standard Version
He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute, And hath not despised their prayer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath had regard to the prayer of the humble: and he hath not despised their petition.

Darby Bible Translation
He will regard the prayer of the destitute one, and not despise their prayer.

English Revised Version
He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute, and hath not despised their prayer.

Webster's Bible Translation
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

World English Bible
He has responded to the prayer of the destitute, and has not despised their prayer.

Young's Literal Translation
He turned unto the prayer of the destitute, And He hath not despised their prayer.
Study Bible
Do Not Hide Your Face from Me
16For the LORD has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory. 17He has regarded the prayer of the destitute And has not despised their prayer. 18This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 1:6
let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; I and my father's house have sinned.

Job 36:5
"Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Psalm 22:24
For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.
Treasury of Scripture

He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

he will

Psalm 9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the …

Psalm 72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and …

Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find …

Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, …

Nehemiah 1:6,11 Let your ear now be attentive, and your eyes open, that you may hear …

Nehemiah 2:1-8 And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of …

Jeremiah 29:11-14 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts …

Daniel 9:3-21 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, …

not despise

Psalm 22:24 For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; …

(17) The destitute.--Literally, the naked one. Here the exiled people, stripped of home and religious rites. The word is only found once more, in Jeremiah 17:6 (comp. Jeremiah 48:6 for a kindred form), where it is translated "heath," and in Arabic it is to this day the name of a stunted bush that grows in Palestine.

Verse 17. - He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer; rather, he hath regarded... and hath not despised (see the Revised Version). The word translated "destitute" is elsewhere (Jeremiah 17:6) only used as the name of a shrub - probably the dwarf juniper, still so called by the Arabs. The dwarf juniper has "a gloomy stunted appearance" (Tristram), and well symbolizes the Israel of the Captivity period, dry and withered, like a wretched desert shrub. He will regard the prayer of the destitute,.... Of the destitute of human help and support, protection and defence; as the church in the wilderness; of the "poor", as the Syriac and Arabic versions, both in spirit and in purse; of the "humble", as the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin: the word (c) signifies a low shrub or plant; it is rendered, the heath in the wilderness, Jeremiah 17:6 and designs the saints in their low and afflicted state, during the reign of antichrist, and while the witnesses prophesy in sackcloth; these are the elect that pray day and night, and give the Lord no rest till he establish and make Jerusalem a praise in the earth; and the prayers of these are regarded and looked to by the Lord; his eyes are upon and his ears are open to these praying ones; and all the glorious things which shall be done for the church of God will be in consequence of their prayers:

and not despise their prayer; not reject it with contempt and abhorrence; more is intended than is expressed: the meaning is, that he will receive it with pleasure, and return an answer to it; the prayer of these poor destitute ones is delightful to him, Proverbs 15:8.

(c) "eorum, qui sunt veluti myricae", Pagninus, Vatablus, Cocceius. 102:12-22 We are dying creatures, but God is an everlasting God, the protector of his church; we may be confident that it will not be neglected. When we consider our own vileness, our darkness and deadness, and the manifold defects in our prayers, we have cause to fear that they will not be received in heaven; but we are here assured of the contrary, for we have an Advocate with the Father, and are under grace, not under the law. Redemption is the subject of praise in the Christian church; and that great work is described by the temporal deliverance and restoration of Israel. Look down upon us, Lord Jesus; and bring us into the glorious liberty of thy children, that we may bless and praise thy name.
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