Psalm 146:7
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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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
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:

Psalm 146:7 Parallel
Commentary
Keil 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.

Psalm 146:7 Parallel Commentaries

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executeth

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Psalm 10:14,15,18 You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite, to requite it with your hand: the poor commits himself to you...

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Psalm 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

Psalm 103:6 The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate...

Proverbs 23:10,11 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless...

Isaiah 9:4 For you have broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

which giveth food

Psalm 107:9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

Psalm 136:25 Who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 145:15,16 The eyes of all wait on you; and you give them their meat in due season...

Jeremiah 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, said the LORD.

Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.

Luke 9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.

looseth

Psalm 68:6 God sets the solitary in families: he brings out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

Psalm 105:17-20 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant...

Psalm 107:10,14-16 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron...

Psalm 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name: the righteous shall compass me about; for you shall deal bountifully with me.

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Zechariah 9:11,12 As for you also, by the blood of your covenant I have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water...

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted...

Acts 5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

Acts 16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened...

Cross References
Psalm 68:6
God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Psalm 99:4
The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Psalm 102:20
to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die,

Psalm 103:6
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.

Psalm 107:9
For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Psalm 142:7
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.

Psalm 145:15
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.

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