Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Psalm 34:18 in English Standard Version "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Ps 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Ps 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Isa 57:15 For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; Isa 66:2 All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. Lu 15:17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger!