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

  • 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
  • Linda Chambers
    God is mighty. His word is powerful and pure.. He will help us in our time of need. Hallelujah!
  • Nora O'Neal Pope
    This is a very powerful psalm! Much like the other psalms. This one pretty much describes the world like it is now ; as it was then.
  • Effiong Okon Ekpo
    Our God is wonderful
  • Markeba Keys
    I love the word of God, its so powerful full of life! Its so direct positive, its so good great to the soul, its strong mighty, its needed in our everyday life! Its growth truth, To God be the Glory! Amen Amen...
  • The poor and the needy...can be anyone of us ,a president, solder, apastor,a CEO of a big company, a homeless person, a farmer, jobless pple, the sick, the childless and anyone in any want or need.The grace of God will come to them that cry to him.