Psalm 102:20
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GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
He heard the groans of the prisoners and set free those who were condemned to death.

King James Bible
To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

Darby Bible Translation
To hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose those that are appointed to die;

World English Bible
to hear the groans of the prisoner; to free those who are condemned to death;

Young's Literal Translation
To hear the groan of the prisoner, To loose sons of death,

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Psalm 102:20 Parallel Commentaries
That He who is About to Communicate with Christ Ought to Prepare Himself with Great Diligence
The Voice of the Beloved I am the Lover of purity, and Giver of sanctity. I seek a pure heart, and there is the place of My rest. Prepare for Me the larger upper room furnished, and I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.(1) If thou wilt that I come unto thee and abide with thee, purge out the old leaven,(2) and cleanse the habitation of thy heart. Shut out the whole world, and all the throng of sins; sit as a sparrow alone upon the house-top,(3) and think upon thy transgressions
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Our Last ChapterConcluded with the Words, "For Childhood and Youth are Vanity"...
Our last chapter concluded with the words, "For childhood and youth are vanity": that is, childhood proves the emptiness of all "beneath the sun," as well as old age. The heart of the child has the same needs--the same capacity in kind--as that of the aged. It needs God. Unless it knows Him, and His love is there, it is empty; and, in its fleeting character, childhood proves its vanity. But this makes us quite sure that if childhood can feel the need, then God has, in His wide grace, met the
F. C. Jennings—Old Groans and New Songs

"Without faith it is impossible to please God."--Heb. xi. 6. In order to prevent the possibility of being led into paths of error, faith is directed, not to a Christ of the imagination, but to "the Christ in the garments of the Sacred Scripture," as Calvin expresses it. And therefore we must discriminate between (1) faith as a faculty implanted in the soul without our knowledge; (2) faith as a power whereby this implanted faculty begins to act; and (3) faith as a result,--since with this faith (1)
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
They shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 I proceed now to the second part of the text. A promise annexed. They shall be filled'. A Christian fighting with sin is not like one that beats the air' (1 Corinthians 9:26), and his hungering after righteousness is not like one that sucks in only air, Blessed are they that hunger, for they shall be filled.' Those that hunger after righteousness shall be filled. God never bids us seek him in vain' (Isaiah 45:19). Here is an honeycomb dropping into the mouths of
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Psalm 68:6
God places lonely people in families. He leads prisoners out of prison into productive lives, but rebellious people must live in an unproductive land.

Psalm 79:11
Let the groans of prisoners come into your presence. With your powerful arm rescue those who are condemned to death.

Psalm 107:10
Those who lived in the dark, in death's shadow were prisoners in misery. They were held in iron chains

Psalm 146:7
He brings about justice for those who are oppressed. He gives food to those who are hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free.

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