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

New Living Translation
But the needy will not be ignored forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.

English Standard Version
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

Berean Study Bible
For the needy will not always be forgotten; nor the hope of the oppressed forever dashed.

New American Standard Bible
For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.

New King James Version
For the needy shall not always be forgotten; The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.

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

Christian Standard Bible
For the needy will not always be forgotten; the hope of the oppressed will not perish forever.

Contemporary English Version
The poor and the homeless won't always be forgotten and without hope.

Good News Translation
The needy will not always be neglected; the hope of the poor will not be crushed forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the oppressed will not always be forgotten; the hope of the afflicted will not perish forever.

International Standard Version
For he will not always overlook the plight of the poor, nor will the hope of the afflicted perish forever.

NET Bible
for the needy are not permanently ignored, the hopes of the oppressed are not forever dashed.

New Heart English Bible
For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he never forgets the poor and you will never destroy the hope of the poor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Needy people will not always be forgotten. Nor will the hope of oppressed people be lost forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.

New American Standard 1977
For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the humble shall not always be forgotten: the hope of the poor shall not perish for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.

American King James Version
For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

American Standard Version
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the poor shall not be forgotten for ever: the patience of the needy ones shall not perish for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience 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.

English Revised Version
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor 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.
Study Bible
I Will Give Thanks to the LORD
17The wicked will return to Sheol—all the nations who forget God. 18For the needy will not always be forgotten; nor the hope of the oppressed forever dashed. 19Rise up, O LORD, let not man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your presence.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:12
For the Avenger of bloodshed remembers; He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 10:17
You have heard, O LORD, the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their hearts. You will incline Your ear,

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

Psalm 62:5
Rest in God alone, O my soul, for my hope comes from Him.

Psalm 71:5
For You are my hope, O Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth.

Psalm 74:19
Do not deliver the soul of Your dove to beasts; do not forget the lives of Your afflicted forever.

Proverbs 23:18
For surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Treasury of Scripture

For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

For the

Psalm 9:12
When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth 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, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

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…

expectation

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

Proverbs 24:14
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the needy
אֶבְי֑וֹן (’eḇ·yō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

{will} not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

always
לָ֭נֶצַח (lā·ne·ṣaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity

be forgotten;
יִשָּׁכַ֣ח (yiš·šā·ḵaḥ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention

nor the hope
תִּקְוַ֥ת (tiq·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8615: A cord, expectancy

of the oppressed
עֲ֝נִיִּ֗ים (‘ă·nî·yîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6035: Poor, afflicted, humble, meek

forever
לָעַֽד׃ (lā·‘aḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5703: A, terminus, duration, advance, perpetuity

dashed.
תֹּאבַ֥ד (tō·ḇaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish
(18) Not alway.--In the original the negative comes emphatically at the commencement, ruling both clauses, as in Psalm 35:19.

The expectation of the poor.--The sufferer's hope will at some time be realised: the hope of being righted. In this confidence the psalmist goes on to call on Jehovah to appear as judge.

Verse 18. - For the needy shall not alway be forgotten. The peer and needy, the oppressed and down-trodden (vers. 9, 12), seem for a time to be forgotten of God; but even this seeming oblivion comes to an end when judgment fails on the oppressors (ver. 17). The expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. "The expectation of the poor" is deliverance. It shall not "perish," or be disappointed, "for ever," i.e. always. There shall be a time when their expectation shall have its accomplishment. 9:11-20 Those who believe that God is greatly to be praised, not only desire to praise him better themselves, but desire that others may join with them. There is a day coming, when it will appear that he has not forgotten the cry of the humble; neither the cry of their blood, or the cry of their prayers. We are never brought so low, so near to death, but God can raise us up. If he has saved us from spiritual and eternal death, we may thence hope, that in all our distresses he will be a very present help to us. The overruling providence of God frequently so orders it, that persecutors and oppressors are brought to ruin by the projects they formed to destroy the people of God. Drunkards kill themselves; prodigals beggar themselves; the contentious bring mischief upon themselves: thus men's sins may be read in their punishment, and it becomes plain to all, that the destruction of sinners is of themselves. All wickedness came originally with the wicked one from hell; and those who continue in sin, must go to that place of torment. The true state, both of nations and of individuals, may be correctly estimated by this one rule, whether in their doings they remember or forget God. David encourages the people of God to wait for his salvation, though it should be long deferred. God will make it appear that he never did forget them: it is not possible he should. Strange that man, dust in his and about him, should yet need some sharp affliction, some severe visitation from God, to bring him to the knowledge of himself, and make him feel who and what he is.
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