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

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 12:4 WHO HAVE SAID WITH OUR TONGUE WILL WE PREVAIL OUR LIPS ARE OUR OWN WHO IS LORD OVER US MATTHEW 15:7 --- YOU HYPOCRITES --- WELL DID ISAIAH PROPHESY OF YOU SAYING --15:8-- THIS PEOPLE DRAWETH UNTO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH AND HONORETH ME WITH THEIR LIPS BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 12:1 help LORD for the godly man ceaseth for the faithful fail from among the children of men 12:2 they speak vanity every one with his neighbor with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 12:3 the LORD shall cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaketh proud things 12:4 WHO HAVE SAID WITH OUR TONGUE WILL WE PREVAIL OUR LIPS ARE OUR OWN --- WHO IS LORD OVER US ---
  • Dwayne
    It is a psalm that draws us closer to God, as a god that we can depend. when all else fails and all others forsake us. He will be there. He is our God.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus he is OWESOME THEIR NO One LIKE HIM NO WHERE I THANK HIM FOR SAVING MY SOUL FEELING ME WITH HIS HOLY GHOST. I WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT HIM Amen
  • Mark Young
    Dear Friends, This ALL Powerful and Convicting Verse in The Great Book of Psalms 12:5 Found In The King James Version Holy Bible, Clearly Reveals The Willingness of The ALMIGHTY Presences and Actions of The HOLY SPIRIT of GOD in ALL of Our Lives... What A Shining Example of What WE ALL Should Be Doing To Care For Our Fellow Brothers, Sisters and Neighbors Internally and Externally To Our Communities Beyond... Praise The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY For ALL of His Blessings From Above Merry Christmas!!!