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Psalms 69:33

    Psalms 69:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the ears of the Lord are open to the poor, and he takes thought for his prisoners.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    For Yahweh hears the needy, and doesn't despise his captive people.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 69:33

    For the Lord heareth the poor - אביונים ebyonim, of the beggars. He perhaps refers here to the case of the captives, many of whom were reduced to the most abject state, so as to be obliged to beg bread from their heathen oppressors.

    His prisoners - The captives, shut up by his judgments in Chaldea, without any civil liberty, like culprits in a prison.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:33

    For the Lord heareth the poor - The needy; the humble; the unprotected. The reference is to those who are in circumstances of want and distress. The truth stated here is in accordance with all that is said in the Scriptures. Compare the notes at Psalm 34:6. See also Job 5:15; Psalm 10:14; Psalm 12:5; Psalm 35:10; Psalm 68:10.

    And despiseth not his prisoners - He does not overlook them; he does not treat them as if they were worthy of no attention or regard. The word "prisoners" here may refer to those who are, as it were, bound by affliction under his own providential dealings; or to those who are oppressed, or are held as captives, or are thrown into prison, on his account. The particular reference here seems to be to David, and to those associated with him, who were straitened or deprived of their freedom in the cause of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 69:33

    69:33 Prisoners - Those who are in prison or affliction for his sake.