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New International Version
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.
New Living Translation
Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The LORD rescues them when they are in trouble.
English Standard Version
Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;
Berean Standard Bible
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Blessed is the one who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble.
King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
New King James Version
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
New American Standard Bible
For the music director. A Psalm of David. Blessed is one who considers the helpless; The LORD will save him on a day of trouble.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.
How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed [by God’s grace and compassion] is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will save him in the day of trouble.
Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A psalm of David. Happy is one who is considerate of the poor; the LORD will save him in a day of adversity.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. Happy is one who cares for the poor; the LORD will save him in a day of adversity.
American Standard Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is he who regards the poor, for in the day of evil, LORD JEHOVAH will set him free.
Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, a Psalm of David. Blessed is the man who thinks, on the poor and needy: the Lord shall deliver him in an evil day.
Contemporary English Version
You, LORD God, bless everyone who cares for the poor, and you rescue those people in times of trouble.
Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor : the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.
Good News Translation
Happy are those who are concerned for the poor; the LORD will help them when they are in trouble.
International Standard Version
Blessed is the one who is considerate of the destitute; the LORD will deliver him when the times are evil.
JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. Happy is he that considereth the poor; The LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.
Literal Standard Version
TO THE OVERSEER. A PSALM OF DAVID. O the blessedness of him Who is acting wisely to the poor, In a day of evil YHWH delivers him.
New American Bible
For the leader. A psalm of David.  Blessed the one concerned for the poor; on a day of misfortune, the LORD delivers him.
For the music director; a psalm of David. How blessed is the one who treats the poor properly! When trouble comes, the LORD delivers him.
New Revised Standard Version
Happy are those who consider the poor; the LORD delivers them in the day of trouble.
New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.] Blessed is he who considers the poor and needy. The LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.
World English Bible
Blessed is he who considers the poor. Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil.
Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. O the happiness of him Who is acting wisely unto the poor, In a day of evil doth Jehovah deliver him.
Additional Translations ...
ContextBlessed is He who Cares for the Poor
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Blessed is the one who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble. 2The LORD will protect and preserve him; He will bless him in the land and refuse to surrender him to the will of his foes.…
Give generously to him, and do not let your heart be grieved when you do so. And because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything to which you put your hand.
Then her mother-in-law asked her, "Where did you glean today, and where did you work? Blessed be the man who noticed you." So she told her mother-in-law where she had worked. "The name of the man I worked with today is Boaz," she said.
They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding.
For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high upon a rock.
In the time of evil they will not be ashamed, and in the days of famine they will be satisfied.
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; uphold the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.
Rescue the weak and needy; save them from the hand of the wicked.
Treasury of Scripture
Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
Psalm 112:9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: …
Job 29:12-16 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him…
the poor, or the week, or the sick
Matthew 25:34-39 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: …
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Psalm 37:26,39,40 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed…
Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
time of trouble [heb.
Psalm 37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
Proverbs 16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
Blessed is he.--This general statement of the great law of sympathy and benevolence--fine and noble however we take it--may be explained in different ways, according as we take the Hebrew word dal as poor, with the LXX. and Vulg. (comp. Exodus 30:15), or with the margin, as sick, weak in body (comp. Genesis 41:19), or give it an ethical sense, sick at heart. (Comp. 2Samuel 13:4.) The context favours one of the two latter, and the choice between them depends on whether we take the author's sickness to be real or figurative. Psalm 41:3 strongly favours the view that the sickness is physical.
Considereth.--The Hebrew word implies wise as well as kindly consideration. So LXX. and Vulg., "he that understands."Verse 1. - Blessed is he that considereth the poor. David had concluded the preceding psalm by calling himself "poor and needy." He commences the present one by pronouncing a blessing on all those who "consider," or tenderly regard, and, so far as they can, assist the peer and afflicted. It is not so much actual poverty, as humiliation and weakness, of which he is speaking. The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble; literally, in the day of evil. As he has pity on his fellow-men, so God will have pity upon him (comp. Matthew 6:14, 15; Matthew 10:42; Matthew 18:33; Proverbs 19:17; Ecclesiastes 11:1, etc.).
Parallel Commentaries ...
HebrewFor the choirmaster.
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse
Strong's 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!
[is] he who cares
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1800: Dangling, weak, thin
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
will deliver him
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks
in the day
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil
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