Psalms 102:17

17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.

Psalms 102:17 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
English Standard Version (ESV)
17 he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.
New Living Translation (NLT)
17 He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas.
The Message Bible (MSG)
17 When he attends to the prayer of the wretched. He won't dismiss their prayer.
American Standard Version (ASV)
17 He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute, And hath not despised their prayer.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
17 He will turn his attention to the prayers of those who have been abandoned. He will not despise their prayers.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
17 He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute and will not despise their prayer.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
17 He will answer the prayer of those who don't have anything. He won't say no to their cry for help.

Psalms 102:17 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 102:17

He will regard the prayer of the destitute
Of the destitute of human help and support, protection and defence; as the church in the wilderness; of the "poor", as the Syriac and Arabic versions, both in spirit and in purse; of the "humble", as the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin: the word F3 signifies a low shrub or plant; it is rendered, the heath in the wilderness, ( Jeremiah 17:6 ) and designs the saints in their low and afflicted state, during the reign of antichrist, and while the witnesses prophesy in sackcloth; these are the elect that pray day and night, and give the Lord no rest till he establish and make Jerusalem a praise in the earth; and the prayers of these are regarded and looked to by the Lord; his eyes are upon and his ears are open to these praying ones; and all the glorious things which shall be done for the church of God will be in consequence of their prayers:

and not despise their prayer;
not reject it with contempt and abhorrence; more is intended than is expressed: the meaning is, that he will receive it with pleasure, and return an answer to it; the prayer of these poor destitute ones is delightful to him, ( Proverbs 15:8 ) .


F3 (rereh) "eorum, qui sunt veluti myricae", Pagninus, Vatablus, Cocceius.

Psalms 102:17 In-Context

15 The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
16 For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.
17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
18 Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:
19 “The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 1 Kings 8:29; Psalms 4:1; Psalms 6:9; Nehemiah 1:6
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