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Psalms 5:12

    Psalms 5:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For you, LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor will you compass him as with a shield.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thou wilt bless the righteous; O Jehovah, thou wilt compass him with favor as with a shield.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For you, Lord, will send a blessing on the upright man; your grace will be round him, and you will be his strength.

    Webster's Revision

    For thou wilt bless the righteous; O Jehovah, thou wilt compass him with favor as with a shield.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thou wilt bless the righteous; O LORD, thou wilt compass him with favour as with a shield.

    Definitions for Psalms 5:12

    Compass - To surround; encircle.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 5:12

    For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous - A righteous soul is a peculiar object of God's affectionate regards; and therefore will be a subject of continual blessing.

    With favor - Literally, Like a shield, thy favor will crown him. God loves such; and this love is their defense. In all places, times and circumstances, it will preserve them. "Keep yourselves," says the apostle, "in the love of God." He who abides in this love need not fear the face of any adversary. Thus ended the morning's devotion of this excellent man: a model by which every Christian may frame his own.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 5:12

    For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous - It is one of the characteristics of God that, while he will punish the wicked, he will show favor to the righteous; while he brings deserved punishment upon the one, he will show his favor to the other.

    With favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield - That is, as a shield is thrown round or before one in the day of battle to protect him, so wilt thou throw thy protection around the righteous. For a description of a "shield," see the notes at Ephesians 6:16. Compare the notes at Psalm 3:3. On these accounts, David felt that he might trust in God in the day of trouble and danger; and, on the same account, all who are righteous may put their trust in him now.