New American Standard Bible
May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.
King James Bible
He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
Darby Bible Translation
He will do justice to the afflicted of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.
World English Bible
He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the children of the needy, and will break the oppressor in pieces.
Young's Literal Translation
He judgeth the poor of the people, Giveth deliverance to the sons of the needy, And bruiseth the oppressor.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He shall judge the poor of the people - The afflicted; the down-trodden; the needy. He would vindicate their cause against their oppressors; his reign would be one of impartial justice, under which the rights of the poor as well as of the rich would be respected. See the notes at Isaiah 11:4.
He shall save the children of the needy - Those in humble life; those most likely to be oppressed by others; those who have no natural protectors.
And shall break in pieces the oppressor - Shall subdue, or destroy, those who live to oppress others. See the notes at Psalm 12:5.
LibraryDavid's Dying Prayer
In one sense this prayer is still unnecessary, for in a certain sense the whole earth is filled with God's glory. "All thy works praise thee, O God," is as true now as it was in paradise. The stars still sing their Maker's praise; no sin hath stopped their voice, no discord hath made a jarring note among the harmonies of the spheres. The earth itself still praiseth its Maker, the exhalations, as they arise with morn, are still a pure offfering, acceptable to their Maker. The lowing of the cattle, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
The Song of Solomon.
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'You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'"
For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.
"A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.
Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.'
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