English Standard Version
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
King James Bible
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
American Standard Version
Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.
English Revised Version
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is nigh to them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
Psalm 34:18 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
(Heb.: 34:12-15) The first main division of the Psalm is ended; the second (much the same as in Psalm 32:1-11) assumes more the tone of a didactic poem; although even Psalm 34:6, Psalm 34:9 have something of the didactic style about them. The poet first of all gives a direction for fearing God. We may compare Psalm 32:8; Psalm 51:15 - how thoroughly Davidic is the turn which the Psalm here takes! בּנים are not children in years or in understanding; but it is a tender form of address of a master experienced in the ways of God to each one and to all, as in Proverbs 1:8, and frequently. In Psalm 34:13 he throws out the question, which he himself answers in Psalm 34:14. This form of giving impressiveness to a truth by setting it forth as a solution of some question that has been propounded is a habit with David. Psalm 14:1; Psalm 24:8, Psalm 24:10; Psalm 25:12. In the use made of this passage from the Psalms in 1 Peter 3:10-12 ( equals Psalm 34:13 of the Psalm) this form of the question is lost sight of. To חפץ חיּים, as being just as exclusive in sense, corresponds אהב ימים, so that consequently לראות is a definition of the purpose. ימים signifies days in the mass, just as חיּים means long-enduring life. We see from James 3:2., where Psalm 34:13 also, in its form, calls to mind the Psalm before us, why the poet gives the pre-eminence to the avoiding of sins of the tongue. In Psalm 34:15, from among what is good peace is made prominent, - peace, which not only are we not to disturb, but which we are to seek, yea, pursue it like as the hunter pursues the finest of the herds. Let us follow, says the apostle Paul also, Romans 14:19 (cf. Hebrews 12:14), after those things which make for peace. שׁלום is a relationship, harmonious and free from trouble, that is well-pleasing to the God of love. The idea of the bond of fellowship is connected with the corresponding word eiree'nee, according to its radical notion.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
unto them [heb.] to the broken of heart
such as [heb.] the contrite of spirit
For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.
But you are near, O LORD, and all your commandments are true.
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
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