New International Version
He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,
King James Bible
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
Darby Bible Translation
Who executeth judgment for the oppressed, who giveth bread to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;
World English Bible
who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. Yahweh frees the prisoners.
Young's Literal Translation
Doing judgment for the oppressed, Giving bread to the hungry.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which ewecuteth judgment for the oppressed - For those who suffer by violence or calumny. This may refer to the Israelites, who suffered much by oppression from the Babylonians, and by calumny from the Samaritans, etc., who had prejudiced the king of Persia against them.
Giving food to the hungry - No doubt he fed the poor captives by many displays of his peculiar providence.
The Lord looseth the prisoners - And as he has sustained you so long under your captivity, so will he bring you out of it.
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God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
The King is mighty, he loves justice-- you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.
to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death."
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
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