For he did not despise or detest the suffering 1 of the oppressed; 2 he did not ignore him; 3 when he cried out to him, he responded. 4
For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.
For he has not ignored the suffering of the needy. He has not turned and walked away. He has listened to their cries for help.
He has never let you down, never looked the other way when you were being kicked around. He has never wandered off to do his own thing; he has been right there, listening.
For he has not been unmoved by the pain of him who is troubled; or kept his face covered from him; but he has given an answer to his cry.
For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him.
For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard.
For he hath not despised
of the afflicted
neither hath he hid
from him; but when he cried
unto him, he heard
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he did not
of the oppressed
; he did not
him; when he cried out
him, he responded.
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1 tn Or “affliction”; or “need.”
2 sn In this verse the psalmist refers to himself in the third person and characterizes himself as oppressed.
3 tn Heb “he did not hide his face from him.” For other uses of the idiom “hide the face” meaning “ignore,” see Pss 10:11; 13:1; 51:9. Sometimes the idiom carries the stronger idea of “reject” (see Pss 27:9; 88:14).
4 tn Heb “heard.”