Psalm 72:13
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New International Version
He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.

New Living Translation
He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them.

English Standard Version
He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.

New American Standard Bible
He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save.

King James Bible
He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will have pity on the poor and helpless and save the lives of the poor.

International Standard Version
He will have compassion on the poor and the needy, and he will save the lives of the needy.

NET Bible
He will take pity on the poor and needy; the lives of the needy he will save.

New Heart English Bible
He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He shows pity upon the poor and upon the afflicted and he saves the souls of the poor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will have pity on the poor and needy and will save the lives of the needy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He will have pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he will save.

New American Standard 1977
He will have compassion on the poor and needy,
            And the lives of the needy he will save.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall have mercy on the poor and destitute and shall save the souls of the poor in spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

American King James Version
He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

American Standard Version
He will have pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he will save.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall spare the poor and needy: and he shall save the souls of the poor.

Darby Bible Translation
He will have compassion on the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy:

English Revised Version
He shall have pity on the poor and needy, and the souls of the needy he shall save.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

World English Bible
He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath pity on the poor and needy, And the souls of the needy he saveth,
Study Bible
Give the King Your Justice
12For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper. 13He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save. 14He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:28
"And You save an afflicted people; But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.

Proverbs 19:17
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.

Proverbs 28:8
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.
Treasury of Scripture

He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

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Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from …

Job 5:15,16 But he saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from …

Ezekiel 34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven …

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

James 2:5,6 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

Verse 13. - He shall spare the poor and needy; or, the weak and needy. And shall save the souls of the needy. He shall not merely deliver them from their cruel oppressors in this life (ver. 4), but also give health and life to their souls. He shall spare the poor and needy,.... Pity them, have mercy and compassion on them, and sympathize with them; such an one is Christ, a merciful King, as well as High Priest, who is touched with a feeling of his people's infirmities, and who in his love and pity has redeemed them;

and shall save the souls of the needy; not to the exclusion of their bodies, which are also his care and charge, are bought with his blood, are preserved by him, will be raised from the dead, and made like his glorious body; but souls are mentioned as being the most excellent part of man, and which having sinned, are liable to damnation and the second death; and are therefore the special objects of redemption and salvation; these are saved by him from all their sins, and from wrath to come they deserve; hence his name is called "Jesus", a Saviour. 72:2-17 This is a prophecy of the kingdom of Christ; many passages in it cannot be applied to the reign of Solomon. There were righteousness and peace at first in the administration of his government; but, before the end of his reign, there were troubles and unrighteousness. The kingdom here spoken of is to last as long as the sun, but Solomon's was soon at an end. Even the Jewish expositors understood it of the kingdom of the Messiah. Observe many great and precious promises here made, which were to have full accomplishment only in the kingdom of Christ. As far as his kingdom is set up, discord and contentions cease, in families, churches, and nations. The law of Christ, written in the heart, disposes men to be honest and just, and to render to all their due; it likewise disposes men to live in love, and so produces abundance of peace. Holiness and love shall be lasting in Christ's kingdom. Through all the changes of the world, and all the changes of life, Christ's kingdom will support itself. And he shall, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, come down like rain upon the mown grass; not on that cut down, but that which is left growing, that it may spring again. His gospel has been, or shall be, preached to all nations. Though he needs not the services of any, yet he must be served with the best. Those that have the wealth of this world, must serve Christ with it, do good with it. Prayer shall be made through him, or for his sake; whatever we ask of the Father, should be in his name. Praises shall be offered to him: we are under the highest obligations to him. Christ only shall be feared throughout all generations. To the end of time, and to eternity, his name shall be praised. All nations shall call HIM blessed.
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