English Standard Version
who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;
King James Bible
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
American Standard Version
Who executeth justice for the oppressed; Who giveth food to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;
Who keepeth truth for ever: who executeth judgment for them that suffer wrong: who giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth them that are fettered:
English Revised Version
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed; which giveth food to the hungry: the LORD looseth the prisoners;
Webster's Bible Translation
Who executeth judgment for the oppressed: who giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Instead of "bless," as in Psalm 103:1; Psalm 104:1, the poet of this Psalm says "praise." When he attunes his sole to the praise of God, he puts himself personally into this mood of mind, and therefore goes on to say "I will praise." He will, however, not only praise God in the song which he is beginning, but כּחיּי (vid., on Psalm 63:5), fillling up his life with it, or בּעודי (prop. "in my yet-being," with the suffix of the noun, whereas עודנּי with the verbal suffix is "I still am"), so that his continued life is also a constant continued praising, viz., (and this is in the mind of the poet here, even at the commencment of the Psalm) of the God and Kings who, as being the Almighty, Eternal, and unchangeably Faithful One, is the true ground of confidence. The warning against putting trust in princes calls to mind Psalm 118:8. The clause: the son of man, who has no help that he could afford, is to be understood according to Psalm 60:13. The following לאדמתו shows that the poet by expression בּן־אדם combines the thoughts of Genesis 2:7 and Genesis 3:19. If his breath goes forth, he says, basing the untrustworthiness and feebleness of the son of Adam upon the inevitable final destiny of the son of Adam taken out of the ground, then he returns to his earth, i.e., the earth of his first beginning; cf. the more exact expression אל־עפרם, after which the εἰς τὴν γῆν αὐτοῦ of the lxx is exchanged for εἰς τὸν χοῦν αὐτοῦ in 1 Macc. 2:63: On the hypothetical relation of the first future clause to the second, cf. Psalm 139:8-10, Psalm 139:18; Ew. 357, b. In that day, the inevitable day of death, the projects or plans of man are at once and forever at an end. The ἅπ. λεγ. עשׁתּנת describes these with the collateral notion of the subtleness and magnitude.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
which giveth food
God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die,
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.
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