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Psalm 146:7–9

ywho executes justice for the oppressed,

zwho gives food to the hungry.

aThe Lord sets the prisoners free;

bthe Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

cThe Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;

dthe Lord loves the righteous.

eThe Lord watches over the sojourners;

fhe upholds the widow and the fatherless,

but gthe way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

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Psalm 146:7–9 — The New International Version (NIV)

He upholds the cause of the oppressed

and gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets prisoners free,

the Lord gives sight to the blind,

the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,

the Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord watches over the foreigner

and sustains the fatherless and the widow,

but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

Psalm 146:7–9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed:

Which giveth food to the hungry.

The Lord looseth the prisoners:

The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind:

The Lord raiseth them that are bowed down:

The Lord loveth the righteous:

The Lord preserveth the strangers;

He relieveth the fatherless and widow:

But the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

Psalm 146:7–9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

He gives justice to the oppressed

and food to the hungry.

The Lord frees the prisoners.

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.

The Lord loves the godly.

The Lord protects the foreigners among us.

He cares for the orphans and widows,

but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.

Psalm 146:7–9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Who executes justice for the oppressed,

Who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners.

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;

The Lord raises those who are bowed down;

The Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord watches over the strangers;

He relieves the fatherless and widow;

But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.

Psalm 146:7–9 — New Century Version (NCV)

He does what is fair for those who have been wronged.

He gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free.

The Lord gives sight to the blind.

The Lord lifts up people who are in trouble.

The Lord loves those who do right.

The Lord protects the foreigners.

He defends the orphans and widows,

but he blocks the way of the wicked.

Psalm 146:7–9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Who executeth justice for the oppressed;

Who giveth food to the hungry.

Jehovah looseth the prisoners;

Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind;

Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down;

Jehovah loveth the righteous;

Jehovah preserveth the sojourners;

He upholdeth the fatherless and widow;

But the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

Psalm 146:7–9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Who executeth judgment for the oppressed, who giveth bread to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners; Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous; Jehovah preserveth the strangers; he lifteth up the fatherless and the widow; but the way of the wicked doth he subvert.

Psalm 146:7–9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He brings about justice for those who are oppressed.

He gives food to those who are hungry.

The Lord sets prisoners free.

The Lord gives sight to blind people.

The Lord straightens the backs of those who are bent over.

The Lord loves righteous people.

The Lord protects foreigners.

The Lord gives relief to orphans and widows.

But he keeps wicked people from reaching their goal.

Psalm 146:7–9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

executing justice for the exploited

and giving food to the hungry.

The Lord frees prisoners.

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

The Lord raises up those who are oppressed.

The Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord protects foreigners

and helps the fatherless and the widow,

but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.

Psalm 146:7–9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

who executes justice for the oppressed;

who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free;

the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;

the Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord watches over the strangers;

he upholds the orphan and the widow,

but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

Psalm 146:7–9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

who executes justice for the oppressed,

who gives food for the hungry.

Yahweh sets prisoners free;

Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind;

Yahweh raises up those bowed down;

Yahweh loves the righteous;

Yahweh protects the strangers.

He helps up the orphan and the widow,

but the way of the wicked he thwarts.

Psalm 146:7–9 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

He stands up for those who are beaten down.

He gives food to hungry people.

The Lord sets prisoners free.

The Lord gives sight to those who are blind.

The Lord lifts up those who feel helpless.

The Lord loves those who do what is right.

The Lord watches over the outsiders who live in our land.

He takes good care of children whose fathers have died.

He also takes good care of widows.

But he causes evil people to fail

in everything they do.

Psalm 146:7–9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Who executes justice for the oppressed;

Who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free.

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;

The Lord raises up those who are bowed down;

The Lord loves the righteous;

The Lord protects the strangers;

He supports the fatherless and the widow,

But He thwarts the way of the wicked.