New American Standard Bible
"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.
King James Bible
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Darby Bible Translation
The blessing of him that was perishing came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
World English Bible
the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Young's Literal Translation
The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to sing.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The blessing of him that was ready to perish ... - Of the man who was falsely accused, and who was in danger of being condemned, or of him who was exposed to death by poverty and want.
And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy - By becoming her patron and friend; by vindicating her cause, and saving her from the oppressive exactions of others; compare Isaiah 1:17.
LibraryThe Case of Spiritual Decay and Languor in Religion
1. Declension in religion, and relapses into sin, with their sorrowful consequences, are in the general too probable.--2. The ease of declension and langour in religion described, negatively.--3. And positively.--4. As discovering itself by a failure in the duties of the closet.--5. By a neglect of social worship.--6. By want of love to our fellow Christians.--7. By an undue attachment to sensual pleasures or secular cares.--8. By prejudices against some important principles in religion.--9,10. A …
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul
"You have sent widows away empty, And the strength of the orphans has been crushed.
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,
He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.
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