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Daily Bible Verse - 10/19/2007 - Psalm 34:18

NIV The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
KJV The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
NASB The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18
The Lord is near: When the Scriptures speak of God being near, it is to comfort the believer with a sense of His care.

Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Ps 34:17-19). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

Contrite- the kind of spirit, or heart, pleasing and acceptable to God (Ps. 34:18; crushed, NRSV, NIV, REB, NASB; Ps. 51:17). People who have a contrite spirit weep over wrongdoing and express genuine sorrow for their sins (see also Matt. 5:4; Luke 6:21; 2 Cor. 7:10).

Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Rev. ed. of: Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.; Includes index. Nashville: T. Nelson.

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