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Psalms 146:8

    Psalms 146:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord makes open the eyes of the blind; the Lord is the lifter up of those who are bent down; the Lord is a lover of the upright;

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 146:8

    Openeth the eyes of the blind - He brings us out of our prison-house, from the shadow of death, and opens our eyes that we may behold the free light of the day. And it is the Lord only that can open the eyes of any son of Adam, and give him to see his wretchedness, and where help and salvation may be found.

    Raiseth them that are bowed down - Through a sense of their guilt and sinfulness.

    The Lord loveth the righteous - These he makes partakers of a Divine nature; and he loves those who bear his own image.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 146:8

    The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind - This is the sixth reason for what is stated as to the blessedness of those who put their trust in the Lord. The language here would be applicable to bodily or to mental blindness. Compare the notes at Psalm 119:18 : "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." See also the notes at Isaiah 35:5 : "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened."

    The Lord raiseth them that are bowed down - This is the seventh reason why they are happy who trust in the Lord. It is that those who are crushed and bowed down under the weight of care, trouble, and calamity, are raised up by him, or are sustained and comforted. See the notes at Psalm 145:14 : "The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down."

    The Lord loveth the righteous - This is the eighth reason why those who trust in the Lord are happy. It is a characteristic of God, and a foundation for praise, that he loves those who obey law; who do that which is right.