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Psalms 12:7

    Psalms 12:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this generation for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah, Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You will keep them, O Lord, you will keep them safe from this generation for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah, Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.

    World English Bible

    You will keep them, Yahweh. You will preserve them from this generation forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 12:7

    Thou shalt keep them - thou shalt preserve them - Instead of the pronoun them in these clauses, several MSS., with the Septuagint, the Vulgate, and the Arabic, have us. The sense is equally good in both readings. God did bring forth the Israelites from Babylon, according to his word; he separated them from that generation. and reinstated them in their own land, according to his word; and most certainly he has preserved them from generation to generation to the present day, in a most remarkable manner.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 12:7

    "Thou shalt keep them That is, the persons referred to in Psalm 12:5 - the poor and the needy who were suffering from the wrongs inflicted on them. The idea is, that God would guard and defend them. They were safe in his hands. Compare Psalm 37:3-7.

    From this generation - This generation, or this race of detractors, flatterers, and oppressors. The idea is, that that entire generation was eminently wicked, and that none but God could deliver the poor and the needy from their designs.

    Forever - That is, "constantly," or as long as they would need the divine protection. God would not interpose and save them from the "present" trouble, and then leave them to the designs of their enemies, but he would "always" interpose as often as there was any need of his help. That is, they were now, and would be at all times, entirely safe. They had nothing to fear, for God was their refuge and their help.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 12:7

    12:7 Thou shalt keep them - Thy words or promises: these thou wilt observe and keep, both now, and from this generation for ever.