New Living Translation
The LORD protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but he frustrates the plans 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.
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CommentaryPsalm 146:9 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
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
"You must not mistreat or oppress foreigners in any way. Remember, you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.
Treat them like native-born Israelites, and love them as you love yourself. Remember that you were once foreigners living in the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing.
You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so mere people can no longer terrify them.
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows--this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
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