New Living Translation
Help him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to crush their oppressors.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
72:4 Judge - Vindicate them from their oppressors.
LibraryPrayer and Missions
"One day, about this time, I heard an unusual bleating amongst my few remaining goats, as if they were being killed or tortured. I rushed to the goat-house and found myself instantly surrounded by a band of armed men. The snare had caught me, their weapons were raised, and I expected the next moment to die. But God moved me to talk to them firmly and kindly; I warned them of their sin and its punishment; I showed them that only my love and pity led me to remain there seeking their good, and that …
Edward M. Bounds—The Essentials of Prayer
All Nations Shall Serve Him. --Ps. Lxxii. 11
The Reign of Christ on Earth. --Ps. Lxxii.
You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.'"
He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.
If a king judges the poor fairly, his throne will last forever.
He will give justice to the poor and make fair decisions for the exploited. The earth will shake at the force of his word, and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.
He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. He will bring justice to all who have been wronged.
This is what the LORD says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Quit your evil deeds! Do not mistreat foreigners, orphans, and widows. Stop murdering the innocent!
Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor. And do not scheme against each other.
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