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1 (To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.) Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

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.

6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

 


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 12 Bible commentary...



The psalmist begs help of God, because there were none among men whom he durst trust.

- This psalm furnishes good thoughts for bad times; a man may comfort himself with such meditations and prayers. Let us see what makes the times bad, and when they may be said to be so. Ask the children of this world, What makes the times bad? they will tell you, Scarcity of money, decay of trade, and the desolations of war, make the times bad: but the Scripture lays the badness of the times on causes of another nature, #2Ti 3:1, &c.|: perilous times shall come, for sin shall abound; and of this David complains. When piety decays times really are bad. He who made man's mouth will call him to an account for his proud, profane, dissembling, or even useless words. When the poor and needy are oppressed, then the times are very bad. God himself takes notice of the oppression of the poor, and the sighing of the needy. When wickedness abounds, and is countenanced by those in authority, then the times are very bad. See with what good things we are here furnished for such bad times; and we cannot tell what times we may be reserved for. 1. We have a God to go to, from whom we may ask and expect the redress of all our grievances. 2. God will certainly punish and restrain false and proud men. 3. God will work deliverance for his oppressed people. His help is given in the fittest time. Though men are false, God is faithful; though they are not to be trusted, God is. The preciousness of God's word is compared to silver refined to the highest degree. How many proofs have been given of its power and truth! God will secure his chosen remnant, however bad the times are. As long as the world stands, there will be a generation of proud and wicked men. But all God's people are put into the hands of Christ our Saviour; there they are in safety, for none can pluck them thence; being built on Him, the Rock, they are safe, notwithstanding temptation or persecution come with ever so much force upon them.

 


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Kayode ONI's Psalms Chapter 12 comment on 11/09/2014, 12:58am...

Oppression of the poor and the needy is everywhere, even worst in the Church. But there is hope as in the story of Lazarus and the rich man. For those who oppress, change your ways for the anger of God is coming upon the children of disobedience. Finally, pray and work for the emergence of Godly leaders in the church, nation and the secular world. If Godly men are on throne, activities of the wicked will be minimized. The wicked are everywhere, when the most vilest men are on throne.

 


Jose rainier estrera's Psalms Chapter 12 comment on 10/22/2014, 12:52am...

Thy God see the people who oppress the poor and punish them at exact time.

 


Charles Allen's Psalms Chapter 12 comment about verse 5 on 10/05/2014, 1:27pm...

What I have to say is fact and no lie. Yes, Psalm 12 v 5 is true as like all other scriptures about the poor and needy in God 's Living Word is true and powerful. But! This the rich just bluntly refuse today, treating the poor and needy like mongrel dogs, kicking them out of the way. As soon as the poor cry out, they are ignored and considered as the scrap of this world. No one can with all honesty before the Living Eternal God dispute the truth of this. But what I can say is, the day is coming where the poor and needy shall rejoice and the rich who shut their ears to the cries of the poor and needy, will be slaughtered by the Sword of God 's Living Word Jesus Christ. Which true believer can stand up and say that as it stands in Matthew 25 v 31 to 46, James 2 and James 5 v 1 to 6, etc is a lie? Those who ignore these scriptures, will receive what God has promised, and that is eternal damnation.

 


Cheryl's Psalms Chapter 12 comment about verse 6 on 8/02/2014, 12:25pm...

I am interested in Jeff 's comment as to sources of documentation... not for purpose of argumentation, but for research and credibility.

 


MockingBird's Psalms Chapter 12 comment about verse 5 on 4/19/2014, 9:16am...

James 2 5 Hearken , my beloved brethren , hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him ? I do not have to be poor any more in spirit soul and body. Praise God !!!! I am sheltered in the arms of God. God has risen !!!!

 


Kevin's Psalms Chapter 12 comment about verse 5 on 4/19/2014, 7:25am...

GOD GAVE ME THIS SCRIPTURE BEFORE I EVEN READ IT HOW GREAT AWESOME AND LOVING IS OUR GOD NOBODY CAN DO US LIKE CHRIST JESUS LET US TRUST AND LIVE AND LOVE HIM WITH ALL OUR SOUL STRENGTH HEART AND MIND HES ABLE PRECIOUS PEOPLE AND HE CARES FOR US I OVERCOME AND SO DO ALL BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS AND GOD LOVERS THANK YOU JESUS FOR THE VICTORY

 


Marlene's Psalms Chapter 12 comment on 4/12/2014, 5:06pm...

For me Psalm 12 let 's us know that God has our backs against the enemy who wants us to suffer the things God will bless us with n His protection

 


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