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

  • Kelly Frayer
    MY PEOPLE THAT ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WOULD HUMBLE THEM SELVES. AND PRAY THEN WILL THEY HEAR FROM HEAVEN I WILL HEAL THERE LAND.
  • Debbie Ayala ojeda
    yes this true and i must obey all my father has giving me the tools and one will hear for i love all my father is in us and thru one he speak yet ability are set in and preserve when needed i am only to obey his love and show one can deside for one self yet i am to pull those chosen one out for i to am not of this world and i prey for it amen
  • Justin Hurst
    I want to learn and feed frorm the word of the loard
  • Miz. Char
    I think this verse of scripture helps us every woman, man, girl or boy to realize that as The Lord spoke pure words continues to speak pure words, we should do the the same.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 14:7 GO FROM THE PRESENCE OF A FOOLISH MAN WHEN THOU PERCEIVEST NOT IN HIM THE LIPS OF KNOWLEDGE --14:8--THE WISDOM OF THE PRUDENT IS TO UNDERSTAND HIS WAY BUT THE FOLLY OF FOOLS IS DECEIT MATTHEW 7:21 NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME LORD LORD SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN --- BUT HE THAT DOETH --- THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN LUKE 8:21 AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM MY MOTHER AND MY BRETHREN ARE THESE WHICH HERE THE --- WORD OF GOD AND DO IT --- PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE ABOMINATION GALATIANS 6:1 BRETHREN IF A MAN BE OVERTAKEN IN A FAULT YOU WHICH ARE SPIRITUAL RESTORE SUCH AN ONE IN THE SPIRIT OF MEEKNESS CONSIDERING THYSELF LEST THOU ALSO BE TEMPTED --6:2-- BEAR YE ONE ANOTHERS BURDENS AND --- SO FULFILL THE LAW OF CHRIST --- GALATIANS 6:9 AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP --- IF WE FAINT NOT --
  • 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