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Psalm 102:17

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

Read Psalm 102:17 Using Other Translations

He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.
He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas.

What does Psalm 102:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

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