Psalm 102:20
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English Standard Version
to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die,

King James Bible
To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

American Standard Version
To hear the sighing of the prisoner; To loose those that are appointed to death;

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might hear the groans of them that are in fetters: that he might release the children of the slain:

English Revised Version
To hear the sighing of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

Webster's Bible Translation
To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the church in its individual members dies off on a foreign soil, still its God, the unchangeable One, remains, and therein the promise has the guarantee of its fulfilment. Faith lays hold upon this guarantee as in Psalm 90. It becomes clear from Psalm 9:8 and Lamentations 5:19 how תּשׁב is to be understood. The Name which Jahve makes Himself by self-attestation never falls a prey to the dead past, it is His ever-living memorial (זכר, Exodus 3:15). Thus, too, will He restore Jerusalem; the limit, or appointed time, to which the promise points is, as his longing tells the poet, now come. מועד, according to Psalm 75:3; Habakkuk 2:3, is the juncture, when the redemption by means of the judgment on the enemies of Israel shall dawn. לחננהּ, from the infinitive חנן, has ĕ, flattened from ă, in an entirely closed syllable. רצה seq. acc. signifies to have pleasure in anything, to cling to it with delight; and חנן, according to Proverbs 14:21, affirms a compassionate, tender love of the object. The servants of God do not feel at home in Babylon, but their loving yearning lingers over the ruins, the stones and the heaps of the rubbish (Nehemiah 4:2), of Jerusalem.

Psalm 102:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to hear

Psalm 79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you; according to the greatness of your power preserve you those that are appointed to die;

Psalm 146:7 Which executes judgment for the oppressed: which gives food to the hungry. The LORD looses the prisoners:

Exodus 2:23-25 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage...

Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt...

2 Kings 13:4,22,23 And Jehoahaz sought the LORD, and the LORD listened to him: for he saw the oppression of Israel...

Job 24:12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out: yet God lays not folly to them.

Isaiah 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Jeremiah 51:34,35 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel...

Zechariah 9:9-12 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just...

to loose

2 Chronicles 33:11-13 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns...

Jeremiah 51:32-34 And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted...

Acts 12:6-11 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains...

those that are appointed to. Heb. the children of

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Cross References
Psalm 68:6
God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Psalm 79:11
Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!

Psalm 107:10
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons,

Psalm 146:7
who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;

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