New International Version
The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
King James Bible
For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah heareth the needy, and despiseth not his prisoners.
World English Bible
For Yahweh hears the needy, and doesn't despise his captive people.
Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah hearkeneth unto the needy, And His bound ones He hath not despised.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the Lord heareth the poor - אביונים ebyonim, of the beggars. He perhaps refers here to the case of the captives, many of whom were reduced to the most abject state, so as to be obliged to beg bread from their heathen oppressors.
His prisoners - The captives, shut up by his judgments in Chaldea, without any civil liberty, like culprits in a prison.
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LibraryMessiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
Reproach [Rebuke] hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. T he greatness of suffering cannot be certainly estimated by the single consideration of the immediate, apparent cause; the impression it actually makes upon the mind of the sufferer, must likewise be taken into the account. That which is a heavy trial to one person, may be much lighter to another, and, perhaps, no trial at all. And a state …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Letter xxxix (A. D. 1137) to the Same.
Christ's Resurrection Song.
Aron, Brother of Moses, 486, 487.
"God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.
"Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."
For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.
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