Psalms 22:24

“For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For he hath not despised, nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him, but when he cried vnto him, he heard.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Neither hath he hid his face from him; But when he cried unto him, he heard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he has not been unmoved by the pain of him who is troubled; or kept his face covered from him; but he has given an answer to his cry.
- Basic English Bible

For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him: but when he cried unto him, he heard.
- Darby Bible

For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard.
- Webster's Bible

For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, Neither has he hidden his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard.
- World English Bible

For He hath not despised, nor abominated, The affliction of the afflicted, Nor hath He hidden His face from him, And in his crying unto Him He heareth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(22:25) For He hath not despised nor abhorred the lowliness of the poor; neither hath He hid His face from him; but when he cried unto Him, He heard.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 22:24


22:24 Abhorred - He did not turn away his face from it, as men do from things which they abhor. From him - For ever: tho' he did so for a time.


Discussion for Psalms 22:24

  • Carol Tanner for verse 24
    "...affliction of the afflicted" gave me the impression that this phrase referred to many people, or any number of people, or everyone at one time or another.
    BUT THEN, the next phrase states, "nor has He hidden His face from HIM, but when he cried to Him for help, He heard." So the "afflicted" is an individual rather than many people.
    This describes Jesus' experience on the cross.
    However, the Jewish Publication Bible Society Psalm 22:25, seems to say something different when speaking of "the poor."
    Is this a translation difference or conflict?
    And why is it verse 25 rather than 24?
    Wesley's notes are rich with compassion

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