Psalms 5:12

“For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For thou, Lord, wilt blesse the righteous: with fauour wilt thou compasse him as with a shield.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For thou wilt bless the righteous; O Jehovah, thou wilt compass him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 6 For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, set to the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For you, Lord, will send a blessing on the upright man; your grace will be round him, and you will be his strength.
- Basic English Bible

For thou, Jehovah, wilt bless the righteous [man]; with favour wilt thou surround him as [with] a shield.
- Darby Bible

For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
- Webster's Bible

For you will bless the righteous. Yahweh, you will surround him with favor as with a shield. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm by David.
- World English Bible

For Thou blessest the righteous, O Jehovah, As a buckler with favour dost compass him!
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:13) For Thou dost bless the righteous; O LORD, Thou dost encompass him with favour as with a shield.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 5

  • Rsol
    And Jesus said you don't know what spirit you are of when Peter suggests doing the same. We have a savior now and God is not angry at us
  • Juney Leary
    I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Psalms 5:5"The foolish shall not stand in thy sight; thou hatest all workers of iniquity." (Were you taught that God hates sin but loves the sinner?)This verse says the opposite of that.
    V9-10 (David prays for the destruction of the wicked)
  • M Stewart
    God is a loving. father he watches over his people and will never let wicked destroy his people.He hates the sin in people but his so easy to forgive.
  • Patricia
    God is a God of righteousness, justice and mercy. David knew that he can trust him with his life and he can go to him with any situation. He knew that God was all in all. And so his faith leaded him to seek God face constantly, and not for himself, but for all who needed his grace, mercy and protection. David had a good heart, he loved God and others.
  • Bryan McCloud
    No flesh can please God.