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 5:12

  • In God 's mercy and Grace He covers our every moment of life when we receive HIS righteousness. Is there anything greater than his favour? How much confidence we gain knowing this! It spurrs us on toward greater devotion, love and ever increasing faith
  • Willyjon for verse 12
    Holy verse from a holy God
  • It pays to serve God sincerely. To walk upright before Him and to call on the name of His beloved Son Jesus every day of our lives. God is our present help. He gives joy, peace and spiritual prosperity to those who love Him and keep His commandments. In a world filled with evil and darkness, we need God 's protection to keep us from all the hurt, harm and danger. And remember, God 's angels encamp around them that fear Him. It pays to pray and seek Jesus every day of our lives.
  • MockingBird for verse 12
    The Lord God is my shield As long as I am a doer of His word. Righteousness Give unto the Lord Glory Strength. Enjoy doing what God says and He will back you !!!
  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 12
    To have the favor of Jehovah God in your life, and His shield you must keep the commands. Great peace have they that love His law and nothing shall offend them. The favor of the Lord will shield me and His righteousness shall guide my steps.
  • Fasoto Oladapo for verse 12
    In the verse above, there are three things to note; the righteous, favour and shield.
    For God to favour and shield you, there's a call for righteousness....you must be holy, for I am holy.