Psalm 140:12
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English Standard Version
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will revenge the poor.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Psalm 140:12 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Such is the conduct of his enemies; he, however, prays to his God and gets his weapons from beside Him. The day of equipment is the day of the crisis when the battle is fought in full array. The perfect סכּותה states what will then take place on the part of God: He protects the head of His anointed against the deadly blow. Both Psalm 140:8 and Psalm 140:8 point to the helmet as being מעוז ראשׁ, Psalm 60:9; cf. the expression "the helmet of salvation" in Isaiah 59:17. Beside מאויּי, from the ἅπ. λεγ. מאוה, there is also the reading מאויי, which Abulwald found in his Jerusalem codex (in Saragossa). The regular form would be מאוי, and the boldly irregular ma'awajjê follows the example of מחשׁכּי, מחמדּי, and the like, in a manner that is without example elsewhere. זממז for מזמּתו is also a hapaxlegomenon; according to Gesenius the principal form is זמם, but surely ore correctly זמם (like קרב), which in Aramaic signifies a bridle, and here a plan, device. The Hiph. חפיק (root פק, whence נפק, Arab. nfq) signifies educere in the sense of reportare, Proverbs 3:13; Proverbs 8:35; Proverbs 12:2; Proverbs 18:22, and of porrigere, Psalm 144:13, Isaiah 58:10. A reaching forth of the plan is equivalent to the reaching forth of that which is projected. The choice of the words used in this Psalm coincides here, as already in מעגּל, with Proverbs and Isaiah. The future ירוּמוּ expresses the consequence (cf. Psalm 61:8) against which the poet wishes to guard.

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Psalm 9:4 For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging right.

Psalm 10:17,18 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear...

Psalm 22:24 For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hid his face from him; but when he cried to him...

Psalm 72:4,12-14 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor...

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

1 Kings 8:45,49 Then hear you in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause...

Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Proverbs 23:10,11 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless...

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth...

Jeremiah 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? said the LORD.

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...

Cross References
1 Kings 8:45
then hear in heaven their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause.

1 Kings 8:49
then hear in heaven your dwelling place their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause

Psalm 9:4
For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.

Psalm 12:5
"Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise," says the LORD; "I will place him in the safety for which he longs."

Psalm 18:27
For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say, "O LORD, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?"

Psalm 82:3
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

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