Psalm 146:7
New International Version
He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,

New Living Translation
He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners.

English Standard Version
who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;

Berean Study Bible
He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free,

King James Bible
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

New King James Version
Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.

New American Standard Bible
Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners.

NASB 1995
Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free.

NASB 1977
Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free.

Amplified Bible
Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets free the prisoners.

Christian Standard Bible
executing justice for the exploited and giving food to the hungry. The LORD frees prisoners.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
executing justice for the exploited and giving food to the hungry. The LORD frees prisoners.

American Standard Version
Who executeth justice for the oppressed; Who giveth food to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he executes judgment for the oppressed, he gives bread to the hungry; LORD JEHOVAH releases prisoners.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who executes judgment for the wronged: who gives food to the hungry. The Lord looses the fettered ones:

Contemporary English Version
He gives justice to the poor and food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who keepeth truth for ever: who executeth judgment for them that suffer wrong: who giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth them that are fettered:

English Revised Version
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed; which giveth food to the hungry: the LORD looseth the prisoners;

Good News Translation
he judges in favor of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He brings about justice for those who are oppressed. He gives food to those who are hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free.

International Standard Version
who brings justice for the oppressed, and who gives food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners;

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who executeth justice for the oppressed; Who giveth bread to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners;

Literal Standard Version
Doing judgment for the oppressed, Giving bread to the hungry.

NET Bible
vindicates the oppressed, and gives food to the hungry. The LORD releases the imprisoned.

New Heart English Bible
who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners.

World English Bible
who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. Yahweh frees the prisoners.

Young's Literal Translation
Doing judgment for the oppressed, Giving bread to the hungry.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Praise the LORD, O My Soul
6the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He remains faithful forever. 7He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free, 8the LORD opens the eyes of the blind, the LORD lifts those who are weighed down, the LORD loves the righteous.…

Cross References
Psalm 68:6
God settles the lonely in families; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.

Psalm 99:4
The mighty King loves justice. You have established equity; You have exercised justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Psalm 102:20
to hear a prisoner's groaning, to release those condemned to death,

Psalm 103:6
The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

Psalm 107:9
For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Psalm 142:7
Free my soul from prison, that I may praise Your name. The righteous will gather around me because of Your goodness to me.

Psalm 145:15
The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food in season.


Treasury of Scripture

Which executes judgment for the oppressed: which gives food to the hungry. The LORD looses the prisoners:

executeth

Psalm 9:16
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Psalm 10:14,15,18
Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless…

Psalm 12:5
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

which giveth food

Psalm 107:9
For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Psalm 136:25
Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 145:15,16
The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season…

looseth

Psalm 68:6
God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

Psalm 105:17-20
He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: …

Psalm 107:10,14-16
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; …









(7) Comp. Psalm 103:6; Psalm 104:27; Psalm 107:9; Psalm 136:25; Isaiah 55:1.

Here follow five lines, each beginning with the Divine name, and each consisting of three words, the rhythm prominent in the book of Job. . . .

Verse 7. - Which executeth judgment for the oppressed (comp. Psalm 103:6, "The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed"). Israel's history was an ample comment on this text. Which giveth food to the hungry (comp. Psalm 145:15, 16, and the comment ad loc.). The Lord looseth the prisoners. Either captive nations, as Israel; or individuals, as Jeremiah from his dungeon (Jeremiah 37:16, 17), Daniel from the lions' den (Daniel 6:23), Peter from his prison-house (Acts 12:7-10), and the like. Deliverance from the bands of sin may also be intended.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
executing
עֹשֶׂ֤ה (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

justice
מִשְׁפָּ֨ט ׀ (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

for the oppressed,
לָעֲשׁוּקִ֗ים (lā·‘ă·šū·qîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's 6231: To press upon, oppress, defraud, violate, overflow

giving
נֹתֵ֣ן (nō·ṯên)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

food
לֶ֭חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

to the hungry.
לָרְעֵבִ֑ים (lā·rə·‘ê·ḇîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7457: Hungry

The LORD
יְ֝הוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

sets
מַתִּ֥יר (mat·tîr)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5425: To jump, be violently agitated, to terrify, shake off, untie

the prisoners {free},
אֲסוּרִֽים׃ (’ă·sū·rîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle


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