New American Standard Bible
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.
King James Bible
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Darby Bible Translation
for the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.
World English Bible
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh upholds the righteous.
Young's Literal Translation
For the arms of the wicked are shivered, And Jehovah is sustaining the righteous.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken - See the notes at Psalm 10:15. The "arm" is the instrument by which we accomplish a purpose; and the meaning here is, that that will be broken on which the wicked rely, or, in other words, that their plans will fail, and that they will be disappointed - as a man is rendered helpless whose arms are broken. Compare the notes at Job 38:15.
But the Lord upholdeth the righteous - The Lord will sustain and strengthen him. While the plans of the wicked will be defeated, while they themselves will be overthrown, and fail to accomplish their purposes of wickedness, the Lord will uphold the righteous, and enable them fully to carry out their plans. Their great scheme or purpose of life, the promotion of the glory of God, and the salvation of their own souls, will be fully accomplished - for in that purpose God will be their helper and friend.
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"From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.
Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer, Seek out his wickedness until You find none.
As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
By You I have been sustained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother's womb; My praise is continually of You.
Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
The LORD sustains all who fall And raises up all who are bowed down.
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