New Living Translation
But I know the LORD will help those they persecute; he will give justice to the poor.
King James Bible
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
Darby Bible Translation
I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted one, the right of the needy.
World English Bible
I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the needy.
Young's Literal Translation
I have known that Jehovah doth execute The judgment of the afflicted, The judgment of the needy.
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CommentaryPsalm 140:12 Parallel Commentaries
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Kings 8:45
then hear their prayers from heaven and uphold their cause.
1 Kings 8:49
then hear their prayers and their petition from heaven where you live, and uphold their cause.
For you have judged in my favor; from your throne you have judged with fairness.
The LORD replies, "I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do."
You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud.
With every bone in my body I will praise him: "LORD, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?"
"Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
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