Psalms 12:5

“For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the oppression of the poore, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise (saith the Lord,) I will set him in safetie from him that puffeth at him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise, says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, Now will I arise, saith Jehovah; I will set him in the safety he panteth for.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of the crushing of the poor and the weeping of those in need, now will I come to his help, says the Lord; I will give him the salvation which he is desiring.
- Basic English Bible

Because of the oppression of the afflicted, because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith Jehovah, I will set [him] in safety, at whom they puff.
- Darby Bible

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
- Webster's Bible

Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says Yahweh; "I will set him in safety from those who malign him."
- World English Bible

Because of the spoiling of the poor, Because of the groaning of the needy, Now do I arise, saith Jehovah, I set in safety [him who] doth breathe for it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(12:6) 'For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise', saith the LORD; 'I will set him in safety at whom they puff.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 12:5


12:5 Puffeth - From him that despises him, and hopes to destroy him with a puff of breath.


Discussion for Psalms 12

  • BSP
    We see the wicked walking about freely everywhere as verse 8 shows because moral corruptedness is promoted.
  • Irene123
    To Mockingbird on 'the pure word of God'. I agree with everything you said. I was a backslider from 1979 to 2014 -- aprox. 34 yrs. and over the last 2 yrs. of that - He gradually brought me back - and I didn't even know it was happening. His MERCY endureth forever........................
  • Jack Hughes
    Amen, this is a true verse that everyone should live by everyday but some don't because they are weak and think the world owes them a living !! They owe God their life and pure existence ! ,
  • MockingBird
    There was a question asked that because God s word says that His word is pure then why is it that not many keep His commandments : reason is that God gave man a free will : It is up to every individual to will to do God's will : God will not force Himself on anyone that does not want to serve Him. A lot of people are happy with just being saved and doing there own pleasures : But they do not have to stay that way : God is still waiting for those that are such. I myself have to make the decision every day that I will seek His face , His word to give me direction : To be able to walk in the pathway that He has already mapped out for me. It is never to late and your never to old or young to be in the will of God !!!
  • ESTHER ENYINA
    POWERFUL AND AWESOME
  • Tina Post
    I don't open my bible at all, yet I can feel the power of God's word. Even saten hears the word and trembles. The word of God is like drinking a cup of cold refreshing water and u can feel refreashing water purefing and sustaing mind body soul. I fear God because he can throw me to hell and yet many take thatfor granted. I can die any day I pray for God's forgivenesd of all my sins thru his son