New International Version
to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To hear the groaning - By sin, all the inhabitants of the earth are miserable. They have broken the Divine laws, are under the arrest of judgment, and all cast into prison, They have been tried, found guilty, and appointed to die; they groan under their chains, are alarmed at the prospect of death, and implore mercy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
those that are appointed to. Heb. the children of
LibraryOut of the Deep of Loneliness, Failure, and Disappointment.
My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass. I am even as a sparrow that sitteth alone on the housetop--Ps. cii. 4, 6. My lovers and friends hast Thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight--Ps. lxxviii. 18. I looked on my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me. I had no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul. I cried unto Thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my Hope. When my spirit was in heaviness, then Thou knewest my path.--Ps. cxlii. 4, 5. …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
The Never Changing One.
Characters and Names of Messiah
Covenanting Predicted in Prophecy.
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
May the groans of the prisoners come before you; with your strong arm preserve those condemned to die.
Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,
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