Psalms 34:18

“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord is nigh vnto them that are of a broken heart: and saueth such as be of a contrite spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord is near the broken-hearted; he is the saviour of those whose spirits are crushed down.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite spirit.
- Darby Bible

The LORD is nigh to them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.
- World English Bible

Near [is] Jehovah to the broken of heart, And the bruised of spirit He saveth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(34:19) The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 34:18


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.


Discussion for Psalms 34:18

  • Tracy frymiare for verse 18
    i think its my saving grace. God says He is near me when everything is all fallen apart. it gives me a peep of hope. it helps me from throwing in the towel. it tells me He cares. He is near He is close He is beside me. im not alone. He understands. He is not yelling at me , expecting anything of me, waiting for me to do anything at all.....He is just right next to me with His peaceful vibe .
  • This verse was on display at church today and it helps me remember how amazing it was at the lowest point of my life when I was broken and lost through amazing signs and wonders God sent his Son and Spirit to open my eyes to His love. To know that God loves me, and that He cares enough to reveal Himself and give me victory in Jesus has healed my broken spirit. Thank you Lord, I pray that your children throughout the world see your hand in life believe in Jesus and are blessed with your Grace. Amen

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