Psalm 9:18
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New International Version
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

King James Bible
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
For the needy one shall not be forgotten alway; the hope of the meek shall not perish for ever.

World English Bible
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever.

Young's Literal Translation
For not for ever is the needy forgotten, The hope of the humble lost to the age.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The needy shall not alway be forgotten - The needy, and the poor, whose expectation is from the Lord, are never forgotten, though sometimes their deliverance is delayed for the greater confusion of their enemies, the greater manifestation of God's mercy, and the greater benefit to themselves.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the

Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets not the cry of the humble.

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Psalm 72:4,12-14 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor...

Psalm 102:17,20 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer...

Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.

Luke 6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be you poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

expectation

Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end; and your expectation shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward...

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Dilemma and Deliverance
Now, this morning, in addressing you, I shall divide my text into three parts. First, I shall note a certain fiery dart of Satan; secondly, I shall point out to you heaven's divine buckler, as hinted at in the text--"Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee;" and then, in the third place, I shall notice man's precious privilege of seeking God, and so of arming himself against Satan. I. First, then, I am to dwell for a little time upon A CERTAIN FIERY DART OF SATAN WHICH IS CONSTANTLY SHOT
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860

A Few Sighs from Hell;
or, The Groans of the Damned Soul: or, An Exposition of those Words in the Sixteenth of Luke, Concerning the Rich Man and the Beggar WHEREIN IS DISCOVERED THE LAMENTABLE STATE OF THE DAMNED; THEIR CRIES, THEIR DESIRES IN THEIR DISTRESSES, WITH THE DETERMINATION OF GOD UPON THEM. A GOOD WARNING WORD TO SINNERS, BOTH OLD AND YOUNG, TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION BETIMES, AND TO SEEK, BY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, TO AVOID, LEST THEY COME INTO THE SAME PLACE OF TORMENT. Also, a Brief Discourse touching the
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Trials of the Christian
AFFLICTION--ITS NATURE AND BENEFITS. The school of the cross is the school of light; it discovers the world's vanity, baseness, and wickedness, and lets us see more of God's mind. Out of dark afflictions comes a spiritual light. In times of affliction, we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God. The end of affliction is the discovery of sin; and of that, to bring us to a Saviour. Doth not God ofttimes even take occasion, by the hardest of things that come upon us, to visit
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

The Care of the Soul Urged as the one Thing Needful
Luke 10:42 -- "But one thing is needful." It was the amiable character of our blessed Redeemer, that "he went about doing good," this great motive, which animated all his actions, brought him to the house of his friend Lazarus, at Bethany, and directed his behavior there. Though it was a season of recess from public labor, our Lord brought the sentiments and the pious cares of a preacher of righteousness into the parlor of a friend; and there his doctrine dropped as the rain, and distilled as the
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Cross References
Psalm 9:12
For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.

Psalm 10:17
You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,

Psalm 12:5
"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."

Psalm 62:5
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.

Psalm 71:5
For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.

Psalm 74:19
Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever.

Proverbs 23:18
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

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