Psalm 146:8
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English Standard Version
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

King James Bible
The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

American Standard Version
Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous;

Douay-Rheims Bible
the Lord enlighteneth the blind. The Lord lifteth up them that are cast down: the Lord loveth the just.

English Revised Version
The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind; the LORD raiseth up them that are bowed down; the LORD loveth the righteous;

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

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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 146:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

openeth

Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

Isaiah 42:16,18 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known...

Matthew 9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straightly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...

Luke 18:42,42 And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight: your faith has saved you...

John 9:7-33 And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

raiseth

Psalm 145:14 The LORD upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that be bowed down.

Psalm 147:6 The LORD lifts up the meek: he casts the wicked down to the ground.

Luke 13:11-13 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together...

2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

loveth

Psalm 11:7 For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.

Deuteronomy 33:3 Yes, he loved the people; all his saints are in your hand: and they sat down at your feet; every one shall receive of your words.

John 14:21-23 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...

John 16:27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

Cross References
Matthew 9:30
And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, "See that no one knows about it."

John 9:7
and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

Exodus 4:11
Then the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Deuteronomy 7:13
He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you.

Psalm 11:7
For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.

Psalm 145:14
The LORD upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.

Psalm 147:6
The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.

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