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

Other Translations of Psalm 102:17

King James Version

17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

English Standard Version

17 he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.

The Message

17 When he attends to the prayer of the wretched. He won't dismiss their prayer.

New King James Version

17 He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer.

New Living Translation

17 He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 102:17

Commentary on Psalm 102:12-22

(Read Psalm 102:12-22)

We are dying creatures, but God is an everlasting God, the protector of his church; we may be confident that it will not be neglected. When we consider our own vileness, our darkness and deadness, and the manifold defects in our prayers, we have cause to fear that they will not be received in heaven; but we are here assured of the contrary, for we have an Advocate with the Father, and are under grace, not under the law. Redemption is the subject of praise in the Christian church; and that great work is described by the temporal deliverance and restoration of Israel. Look down upon us, Lord Jesus; and bring us into the glorious liberty of thy children, that we may bless and praise thy name.