Psalms 145:14

14 The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.

Psalms 145:14 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
English Standard Version (ESV)
14 The LORD upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.
New Living Translation (NLT)
14 The LORD helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.
The Message Bible (MSG)
14 God gives a hand to those down on their luck, gives a fresh start to those ready to quit.
American Standard Version (ASV)
14 Jehovah upholdeth all that fall, And raiseth up all those that are bowed down.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
14 The LORD supports everyone who falls. He straightens [the backs] of those who are bent over.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
14 The Lord helps all who fall; He raises up all who are oppressed.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
14 The LORD takes good care of all those who fall. He lifts up all those who feel helpless.

Psalms 145:14 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 145:14

The Lord upholdeth all that fall
Not all that fell in Adam, as all mankind did; nor all that fall into sin, as every man does; and therefore not those that fall into hell: but this is to be understood of the subjects of Christ's kingdom, of which the psalmist is speaking; who does that which no mortal king can do, as Aben Ezra observes: another king raises up one, and depresses another; supports one, and lets another fall: but the Lord upholds all his people and subjects with the right hand of his righteousness; though they are liable to fall into sin, and in many instances do fall, and into various temptations and afflictions; yet he sustains and upholds them, that they shall not fall finally and totally by sin, nor be overwhelmed and crushed by their heavy afflictions. Or, "all that are falling" F7; he either upholds and keeps them that they shall not fall, at least so as to perish; or he holds them by his right hand when they are fallen, and raises them up again; and bears them up under all their exercises, so that they are not utterly cast down and destroyed, ( Psalms 37:24 ) ; and raiseth up all [those that be] bowed down:
with a body of sin, under which they groan, being burdened, and which presses them sore; with Satan's temptations, like the woman in the Gospel, bound together by him; and with various troubles and afflictions; but the Lord raises and bears them up under all, and comforts and refreshes them.


F7 (Mylpnh lkl) "emnes cadentes", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator

Psalms 145:14 In-Context

12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
14 The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 37:17; Psalms 37:24
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 2:8; Psalms 146:8
  • 3. S Psalms 38:6
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