Psalm 69:33
New International Version
The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.

New Living Translation
For the LORD hears the cries of the needy; he does not despise his imprisoned people.

English Standard Version
For the LORD hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD listens to the needy and does not despise His captive people.

King James Bible
For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

New King James Version
For the LORD hears the poor, And does not despise His prisoners.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD hears the needy, And does not despise those of His who are prisoners.

NASB 1995
For the LORD hears the needy And does not despise His who are prisoners.

NASB 1977
For the LORD hears the needy, And does not despise His who are prisoners.

Amplified Bible
For the LORD hears the needy And does not despise His who are prisoners.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD listens to the needy and does not despise his own who are prisoners.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD listens to the needy and does not despise His own who are prisoners.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah heareth the needy, And despiseth not his prisoners.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because LORD JEHOVAH hears the poor and does not despise his prisoners.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord hears the poor, and does not set at nought his fettered ones.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD will listen when the homeless cry out, and he will never forget his people in prison.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord hath heard the poor: and hath not despised his prisoners.

English Revised Version
For the LORD heareth the needy, and despiseth not his prisoners.

Good News Translation
The LORD listens to those in need and does not forget his people in prison.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD listens to needy people. He does not despise his own who are in prison.

International Standard Version
For the LORD listens to the needy and doesn't despise those in bondage.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD hearkeneth unto the needy, And despiseth not His prisoners.

Literal Standard Version
For YHWH listens to the needy, And He has not despised His bound ones.

NET Bible
For the LORD listens to the needy; he does not despise his captive people.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD hears the needy, and doesn't despise his captive people.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
32The humble will see and rejoice. You who seek God, let your hearts be revived! 33For the LORD listens to the needy and does not despise His captive people. 34Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.…

Cross References
Job 36:5
Indeed, God is mighty, but He despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Psalm 12:5
"For the cause of the oppressed and for the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will bring safety to him who yearns."

Psalm 22:24
For He has not despised or detested the torment of the afflicted. He has not hidden His face from him, but has attended to his cry for help.

Psalm 68:6
God settles the lonely in families; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.

Jeremiah 20:13
Sing to the LORD! Praise the LORD! For He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of evildoers.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD hears the poor, and despises not his prisoners.

the Lord

Psalm 10:17
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Psalm 34:6
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 72:12-14
For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper…

his prisoners

Psalm 107:10
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

Psalm 146:7
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

Zechariah 9:11,12
As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water…









(33) For the Lord.--This and the following verses evidently bring the psalm within the circle of literature, of which Isaiah 65:17 seq., is the noblest example--the literature inspired by the hope of the restoration and of the rebuilding of Jerusalem.

Verse 33. - For the Lord heareth the poor. The "poor in spirit" are probably meant (comp. ver. 29). And despiseth not his prisoners. Those who suffer for his sake.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

listens
שֹׁמֵ֣עַ (šō·mê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the needy
אֶבְיוֹנִ֣ים (’eḇ·yō·w·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 34: In want, needy, poor

and does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

despise
בָזָֽה׃ (ḇā·zāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 959: To disesteem

His captive people.
אֲ֝סִירָ֗יו (’ă·sî·rāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 615: A bondman, prisoner


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