Psalm 146:8
New International Version
the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.

New Living Translation
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are weighed down. The LORD loves the godly.

English Standard Version
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

Berean Study Bible
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind, the LORD lifts those who are weighed down, the LORD loves the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous;

King James Bible
The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD raises up those who are oppressed. The LORD loves the righteous.

Contemporary English Version
and heals blind eyes. He gives a helping hand to everyone who falls. The LORD loves good people

Good News Translation
and gives sight to the blind. He lifts those who have fallen; he loves his righteous people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD raises up those who are oppressed. The LORD loves the righteous.

International Standard Version
the LORD gives sight to the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are weighed down. The LORD loves the righteous.

NET Bible
The LORD gives sight to the blind. The LORD lifts up all who are bent over. The LORD loves the godly.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD raises up those who are bowed down. The LORD loves the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah opens the blind eyes. Lord Jehovah straightens the stooped ones. Lord Jehovah loves the righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD gives sight to blind people. The LORD straightens [the backs]of those who are bent over. The LORD loves righteous people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind; The LORD raiseth up them that are bowed down; The LORD loveth the righteous;

New American Standard 1977
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous;

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; the LORD raises those that are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous:

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind: the LORD raises them that are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous:

American King James Version
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind: the LORD raises them that are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous:

American Standard Version
Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
the Lord gives wisdom to the blind: The Lord sets up the broken down: the Lord loves the righteous: the Lord preserves the strangers;

Douay-Rheims Bible
the Lord enlighteneth the blind. The Lord lifteth up them that are cast down: the Lord loveth the just.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah openeth [the eyes of] the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous;

English Revised Version
The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind; the LORD raiseth up them that are bowed down; the LORD loveth the righteous;

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

World English Bible
Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind. Yahweh raises up those who are bowed down. Yahweh loves the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is loosing the prisoners, Jehovah is opening (the eyes of) the blind, Jehovah is raising the bowed down, Jehovah is loving the righteous,
Study Bible
Praise the LORD, O My Soul
7executing justice for the oppressed, giving food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free, 8the LORD opens the eyes of the blind, the LORD lifts those who are weighed down, the LORD loves the righteous. 9The LORD protects the sojourners; He sustains the fatherless and the widow, but the ways of the wicked He frustrates.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:30
And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one finds out about this!"

John 9:7
Then He told him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came back seeing.

Exodus 4:11
And the LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, sighted or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Deuteronomy 7:13
He will love you and bless you and multiply you. He will bless the fruit of your womb and the produce of your land--your grain, new wine, and oil--the young of your herds, and the newborn of your flocks, in the land that He swore to your fathers to give you.

Psalm 11:7
For the LORD is righteous; He loves justice. The upright will see His face.

Psalm 145:14
The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.

Psalm 147:6
The LORD sustains the afflicted, but casts the wicked to the ground.

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD opens the eyes of the blind: the LORD raises them that are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous:

openeth

Isaiah 35:5
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

Isaiah 42:16,18
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them…

Matthew 9:30
And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

raiseth

Psalm 145:14
The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

Psalm 147:6
The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Luke 13:11-13
And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself

loveth

Psalm 11:7
For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

Deuteronomy 33:3
Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

John 14:21-23
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him…







Lexicon
the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

opens [the eyes of]
פֹּ֘קֵ֤חַ (pō·qê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6491: To open, to be observant

the blind,
עִוְרִ֗ים (‘iw·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5787: Blind

the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

lifts
זֹקֵ֣ף (zō·qêp̄)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2210: To life, comfort

those who are weighed down,
כְּפוּפִ֑ים (kə·p̄ū·p̄îm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3721: To bend, bend down, be bent or bowed

the LORD
יְ֝הוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

loves
אֹהֵ֥ב (’ō·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

the righteous.
צַדִּיקִֽים׃ (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous
(8) Openeth.--Here, and through the verse, the verbs are participles. The elliptical "open the blind" is easily understood.

Blindness is sometimes figurative of distress and helplessness (Deuteronomy 28:29; Isaiah 59:9, &c), sometimes of want of mental or spiritual discernment, as Isaiah 29:18; Isaiah 42:7, &c. Here, most probably, the former.

Raiseth.--See Psalm 145:14.

Verse 8. - The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind (comp. Isaiah 35:5). The spiritually blind would seem to be meant, rather than the physically blind, since there is no record of any restoration of physical sight in the Old Testament. The Lord raiseth them that are bowed down (see Psalm 145:14). "Bowed down," i.e., under the hand of oppressors. The Lord loveth the righteous. This lies at the root of all, and shows that the various deliverances spoken of in vers. 7-9 are to be understood as deliverances of the righteous out of their troubles. 146:5-10 The psalmist encourages us to put confidence in God. We must hope in the providence of God for all we need as to this life, and in the grace of God for that which is to come. The God of heaven became a man that he might become our salvation. Though he died on the cross for our sins, and was laid in the grave, yet his thoughts of love to us did not perish; he rose again to fulfil them. When on earth, his miracles were examples of what he is still doing every day. He grants deliverance to captives bound in the chains of sin and Satan. He opens the eyes of the understanding. He feeds with the bread of life those who hunger for salvation; and he is the constant Friend of the poor in spirit, the helpless: with him poor sinners, that are as fatherless, find mercy; and his kingdom shall continue for ever. Then let sinners flee to him, and believers rejoice in him. And as the Lord shall reign for ever, let us stir up each other to praise his holy name.
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