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Psalms 12:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “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.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because of violence done to the poor, because of the crying of the needy, Now, will I arise! O may Yahweh say,—I will place [him] in safety—let him puff at him!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Because of the misery of the poor, and because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord, I will set [them] in safety; I will speak [to them] thereof openly.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith Yahweh; I will set [him] in safety [from him that] puffeth at him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For the oppression 7701
{7701} Prime
שֹׁד
shod
{shode}
From H7736; violence, ravage.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of the poor, 6041
{6041} Prime
עָנִי
`aniy
{aw-nee'}
From H6031; depressed, in mind or circumstances (practically the same as H6035 subjectively and H6041 objectively).
for the sighing 603
{0603} Prime
אֲנָקָה
'anaqah
{an-aw-kaw'}
From H0602; shrieking.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of the needy, 34
{0034} Prime
אֶבְיוֹן
'ebyown
{eb-yone'}
From H0014, in the sense of want (especially in feeling); destitute.
now x6258
(6258) Complement
אַתָּה
`attah
{at-taw'}
From H6256; at this time, whether adverbial, conjugational or expletive.
will I arise, 6965
{6965} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literally, figuratively, intensively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
saith 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Yhw יָהוֶה; 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
I will set 7896
{7896} Prime
שִׁית
shiyth
{sheeth}
A primitive root; to place (in a very wide application).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[him] in safety 3468
{3468} Prime
יֶשַׁע
yesha`
{yeh'-shah}
From H3467; liberty, deliverance, prosperity.
[from him that] puffeth 6315
{6315} Prime
פּוּחַ
puwach
{poo'-akh}
A primitive root; to puff, that is, blow with the breath or air; hence to fan (as a breeze), to utter, to kindle (a fire), to scoff.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
at him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 12:5

_ _ The writer intimates his confidence by depicting God’s actions (compare Psalms 9:19; Psalms 10:12) as coming to save the poor at whom the wicked sneer (Psalms 10:5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 12:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 12:5

Puffeth — From him that despises him, and hopes to destroy him with a puff of breath.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 12:5

(d) For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will (e) set [him] in safety [from him that] puffeth at him.

(d) The Lord is moved with the complaints of his, and delivers in the end from all danger.

(e) Because the Lord's word and promise is true and unchangeable he will perform it and preserve the poor from this wicked generation.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
oppression:

Psalms 10:12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
Psalms 74:21-22 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name. ... Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
Psalms 79:10-11 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where [is] their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight [by] the revenging of the blood of thy servants [which is] shed. ... Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
Psalms 146:7-8 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners: ... The LORD openeth [the eyes of] the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
Exodus 2:23-24 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. ... And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
Exodus 3:7-9 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which [are] in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; ... Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
Judges 10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
Proverbs 22:22-23 Rob not the poor, because he [is] poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: ... For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of [such as were] oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors [there was] power; but they had no comforter.
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for [he that is] higher than the highest regardeth; and [there be] higher than they.
Isaiah 19:20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
Ezekiel 18:12-13 Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination, ... Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
Ezekiel 18:18 [As for] his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did [that] which [is] not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.
James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

now:

Isaiah 33:10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
Micah 7:8-9 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me. ... I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness.

puffeth at:
or, would ensnare,
Psalms 10:5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments [are] far above out of his sight: [as for] all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
Job 5:15 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
Job 5:21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
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Ex 2:23; 3:7. Jg 10:16. Jb 5:15, 21. Ps 10:5, 12; 74:21; 79:10; 146:7. Pv 14:31; 22:22. Ec 4:1; 5:8. Is 19:20; 33:10. Ezk 18:12, 18. Mi 7:8. Jm 5:4.

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