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Psalms 34:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD [is] nigh to them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite spirit.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Near is Yahweh, to the broken in heart, And, the crushed in spirit, will he save.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Near [is] Jehovah to the broken of heart, And the bruised of spirit He saveth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD [is] nigh vnto them that are of a broken heart: and saueth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord is near to them that are of a contrite heart; and will save the lowly in spirit.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[is] nigh 7138
{7138} Prime
קָרוֹב
qarowb
{kaw-robe'}
From H7126; near (in place, kindred or time).
unto them that are of a broken 7665
{7665} Prime
שָׁבַר
shabar
{shaw-bar'}
A primitive root; to burst (literally or figuratively).
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
heart; 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
and saveth 3467
{3467} Prime
יָשַׁע
yasha`
{yaw-shah'}
A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
such as be of a contrite 1793
{1793} Prime
דַּכָּא
dakka'
{dak-kaw'}
From H1792; crushed (literally powder, or figuratively contrite).
spirit. 7307
{7307} Prime
רוּחַ
ruwach
{roo'-akh}
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 34:17-18.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 34:11-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 34:18

Nigh — Ready to hear and succour them. To — Those whose spirits are truly humbled under the hand of God, and the sense of their sins, whose hearts are subdued, and made obedient to God's will and submissive to his providence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 34:18

The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a (l) broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

(l) When they seem to be swallowed up with afflictions, then God is at hand to deliver them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
is nigh:

Psalms 75:1 [[To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph.]] Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, [unto thee] do we give thanks: for [that] thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
Psalms 85:9 Surely his salvation [is] nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
Psalms 119:151 Thou [art] near, O LORD; and all thy commandments [are] truth.
Psalms 145:18 The LORD [is] nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

unto them:
etc. Heb. to the broken of heart,
Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Psalms 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

such as:
etc. Heb. the contrite of spirit,
2 Kings 22:19 Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard [thee], saith the LORD.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 66:2 For all those [things] hath mine hand made, and all those [things] have been, saith the LORD: but to this [man] will I look, [even] to [him that is] poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that [were] not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
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2K 22:19. Ps 51:17; 75:1; 85:9; 119:151; 145:18; 147:3. Is 55:6; 57:15; 61:1; 66:2. Ezk 36:26, 31. Lk 4:18.

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need meaning for psalms 34: 18-20
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