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

  • Danica Saless

    I was 18 y/o when i become a believers of God.
    Philippians 4:13, this is always apply to my life.
    It became my favourite verse. It made my life contented. God will never leave us in Jesus name. Amen.
  • Oluwatoyin Ayandipo
    I use this psalm as a morning prayer regularly then I proceed to ask for God`s mercy in psalm 6
  • GeraldineCole
    Part 2 but he will never win over a child of Jesue because if we belong to Jesus we have his Holy Spirit .the sign of having The Holy Holy spirit is U will speak in a spiritual language to Jesus when u pray thats how u no .the word of Jesus tells us if we don't have his spirit we don't belong to him. then u must pray for The Holy Spirit he will come with in u and live he will lead u to truth Am
  • Roxie Harrison r
    I give honor to my LORD and Saviour, early in the morning I give him thanks,Praise, he will not dwell in wickedness or evil,cleanse me so I may live in His presence. He is a forgiving GOD. I will forever call upon his Holy Name! HE IS MY SOURCE, ROCK OF SALVATION! THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATER I DRINK DAILY!
  • George
    Always read this psalm before i go to church as it is only by his mercy we can enter his house
  • Michael C.
    This Psalm is a powerful instruction for the inner life. In verse 3, the word "direct" should more accurately be "set in order, give account" and "my prayer" in italics would not have to be added for completing the sentence. So when we appear before God in our morning prayer and Bible study, we come as "setting in order, and giving account" to Him: the rest of the Psalm is for examining ourselves.