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Psalms 9:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall [not] perish for ever.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall [not] perish for ever.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the needy one shall not be forgotten alway; the hope of the meek shall not perish for ever.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, not always, shall the needy, be forgotten,—[Nor,] the hope of the oppressed, perish for ever.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For not for ever is the needy forgotten, The hope of the humble lost to the age.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the needie shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poore shall not perish for euer.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the poor shall not be forgotten for ever: the patience of the needy ones shall not perish for ever.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall [not] perish for ever.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the needy 34
{0034} Prime
אֶבְיוֹן
'ebyown
{eb-yone'}
From H0014, in the sense of want (especially in feeling); destitute.
shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
alway 5331
{5331} Prime
נֶצַח
netsach
{neh'-tsakh}
From H5329; properly a goal, that is, the bright object at a distance travelled towards; hence (figuratively), splendor, or (subjectively) truthfulness, or (objectively) confidence; but usually (adverbially), continually (that is, to the most distant point of view).
be forgotten: 7911
{7911} Prime
שָׁכַח
shakach
{shaw-kakh'}
A primitive root; to mislay, that is, to be oblivious of, from want of memory or attention.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
the expectation 8615
{8615} Prime
תִּקְוָה
tiqvah
{tik-vaw'}
From H6960; literally a cord (as an attachment (compare H6961)); figuratively expectancy.
of the poor 6041
{6041} Prime
עָנִי
`aniy
{aw-nee'}
From H6031; depressed, in mind or circumstances (practically the same as H6035 subjectively and H6041 objectively).
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
y6035
[6035] Standard
עָנָו
`anav
{aw-nawv'}
The second form is by intermixture with H6041; from H6031; depressed (figuratively), in mind (gentle) or circumstances (needy, especially saintly).
shall [not] perish 6
{0006} Prime
אָבַד
'abad
{aw-bad'}
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
for ever. 5703
{5703} Prime
עַד
`ad
{ad}
From H5710; properly a (peremptory) terminus, that is, (by implication) duration, in the sense of perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 9:18

_ _ (Compare Psalms 13:1-6).

_ _ the needy — literally, “poor,” as deprived of anything; hence miserable.

_ _ expectation of the poor — or, “meek,” “humble,” made so by affliction.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 9:11-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 9:18

For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation (i) of the poor shall [not] perish for ever.

(i) God does not promise to help us before we have felt the cross.

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For the:

Psalms 9:12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
Psalms 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set [him] in safety [from him that] puffeth at him.
Psalms 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
Psalms 72:12-14 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and [him] that hath no helper. ... He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
Psalms 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Psalms 102:20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
Psalms 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save [him] from those that condemn his soul.
Luke 1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
Luke 6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed [be ye] poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

expectation:

Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
Proverbs 24:14 So [shall] the knowledge of wisdom [be] unto thy soul: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
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Ps 9:12; 12:5; 72:4, 12; 102:17, 20; 109:31. Pv 23:18; 24:14. Lk 1:53; 6:20. Jm 2:5.

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