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Psalms 140:12

    Psalms 140:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I am certain that the Lord will take care of the cause of the poor, and of the rights of those who are troubled.

    Webster's Revision

    I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy.

    World English Bible

    I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the needy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the needy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 140:12

    The cause of the afflicted - Every person who is persecuted for righteousness' sake has God for his peculiar help and refuge; and the persecutor has the same God for his especial enemy.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 140:12

    I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted - See the notes at Psalm 9:4. The psalmist here doubtless refers primarily to himself, as having a confident belief that the Lord would maintain "his" cause, or would defend "him." At the same time he makes the statement general, implying that what would be done to him would be done to all in similar circumstances. The idea is that God, in all his attributes, in all his providential arrangements, in all his interpositions on earth, would be found to be on the side of the oppressed, the afflicted, and the wronged. He has no attribute that can take part with an oppressor or a wrong doer. The wicked cannot come to him with the belief that he will be on their side: the righteous - the oppressed - the afflicted - can.

    And the right of the poor - He will defend the right of the poor. Literally, "The judgment of the poor." That which will be just and right in their case.