New International Version
The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
King James Bible
The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah preserveth the strangers; he lifteth up the fatherless and the widow; but the way of the wicked doth he subvert.
World English Bible
Yahweh preserves the foreigners. He upholds the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah is preserving the strangers, The fatherless and widow He causeth to stand, And the way of the wicked He turneth upside down.
Psalm 146:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Preserveth the strangers - He has preserved you strangers in a strange land, where you have been in captivity for seventy years; and though in an enemy's country, he has provided for the widows and orphans as amply as if he had been in the promised land.
The way of the wicked he turneth upside down - He subverts, turns aside. They shall not do all the wickedness they wish; they shall not do all that is in their power. In their career he will either stop them, turn them aside, or overturn them.
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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
"Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.
The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.
defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
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