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Psalms 146:7

    Psalms 146:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Which executes judgment for the oppressed: which gives food to the hungry. The LORD looses the prisoners:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Who executeth justice for the oppressed; Who giveth food to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Who gives their rights to those who are crushed down; and gives food to those who are in need of it: the Lord makes the prisoners free;

    Webster's Revision

    Who executeth justice for the oppressed; Who giveth food to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;

    World English Bible

    who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. Yahweh frees the prisoners.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Which executeth judgment for the oppressed; which giveth food to the hungry: the LORD looseth the prisoners;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 146:7

    Which ewecuteth judgment for the oppressed - For those who suffer by violence or calumny. This may refer to the Israelites, who suffered much by oppression from the Babylonians, and by calumny from the Samaritans, etc., who had prejudiced the king of Persia against them.

    Giving food to the hungry - No doubt he fed the poor captives by many displays of his peculiar providence.

    The Lord looseth the prisoners - And as he has sustained you so long under your captivity, so will he bring you out of it.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 146:7

    Which executeth judgment for the oppressed - This is the third reason why the lot of those is a happy one who trust in God. It is because he has power to pronounce and execute a right judgment or sentence in regard to the oppressed and the wronged, and because it is characteristic of his nature that he does thus execute judgment. See the notes at Psalm 103:6 : "The Lord executeth right. eousness and judgment for all that are oppressed."

    Which giveth food to the hungry - See the notes at Psalm 107:9 : "For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness." This is the fourth reason why they who confide in God are happy. Compare Luke 1:53 : "He hath filled the hungry with good things."

    The Lord looseth the prisoners - This is the fifth reason why they who trust in the Lord are "happy." Compare the notes at Psalm 68:6 : "He bringeth out those which are bound with chains." See also the notes at Psalm 107:10 : "Being bound in affliction and iron." Compare Job 36:8-9.