New American Standard Bible
The LORD sustains all who fall And raises up all who are bowed down.
King James Bible
The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all that are bowed down.
World English Bible
Yahweh upholds all who fall, and raises up all those who are bowed down.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is supporting all who are falling, And raising up all who are bowed down.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord upholdeth all that fall - The word used here is a participle, literally, "The Lord sustaining;" that is, the Lord is a Sustainer or Upholder of all that fall. The allusion is to those who have no power to go of themselves; who would sink under the burdens of life if they were not supported. The idea is, that it is a characteristic of the Lord, that he does sustain such; that all such may confidently look to him to uphold them.
And raiseth up all those that be bowed down - The word here also is a participle: "he is lifting up;" that is, he is a lifter up. The reference is to those who are bent and bowed under the duties, the cares, the trials of life; who go bowed down under those burdens. God is able to strengthen them so that they can bear those burdens without being crushed under them.
"They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power."--Psalm 145:11. YOU HAVE only to look at the preceding verse, and you will discover, in a single moment, who are the people here spoken of who shall speak of the glory of God's kingdom, and talk of his power. They are the saints: "All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power." A saint will often be discovered by his conversation. He …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Exhortations to those who are Called
The Mercy of God
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous;
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