Psalm 10:12
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New International Version
Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.

New Living Translation
Arise, O LORD! Punish the wicked, O God! Do not ignore the helpless!

English Standard Version
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.

New American Standard Bible
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Your hand. Do not forget the afflicted.

King James Bible
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rise up, LORD God! Lift up Your hand. Do not forget the afflicted.

International Standard Version
Rise up, LORD! Raise your hand, God. Don't forget the afflicted!

NET Bible
Rise up, LORD! O God, strike him down! Do not forget the oppressed!

New Heart English Bible
Arise, LORD. God, lift up your hand. Do not forget the helpless.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Arise, Lord Jehovah, my God, and lift your hand and do not forget the afflicted one.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Arise, O LORD! Lift your hand, O God. Do not forget oppressed people!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Thy hand; Forget not the humble.

New American Standard 1977
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Thy hand.
            Do not forget the afflicted.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand; forget not the humble.

King James 2000 Bible
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: forget not the humble.

American King James Version
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: forget not the humble.

American Standard Version
Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand: Forget not the poor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: forget not the poor.

Darby Bible Translation
Arise, Jehovah; O God, lift up thy hand: forget not the afflicted.

English Revised Version
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the poor.

Webster's Bible Translation
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thy hand: forget not the humble.

World English Bible
Arise, Yahweh! God, lift up your hand! Don't forget the helpless.

Young's Literal Translation
Arise, O Jehovah! O God, lift up Thy hand! Forget not the humble.
Study Bible
Why Do You Stand Far Off?
11He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it." 12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Your hand. Do not forget the afflicted. 13Why has the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, "You will not require it."…
Cross References
Psalm 9:12
For He who requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 17:7
Wondrously show Your lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand From those who rise up against them.

Micah 5:9
Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries, And all your enemies will be cut off.
Treasury of Scripture

Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: forget not the humble.


Psalm 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for you have smitten all my enemies …

Psalm 7:6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift up yourself because of the rage …

Psalm 9:19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in your sight.


Psalm 94:2 Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall …

Isaiah 33:10 Now will I rise, said the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I …

Micah 5:9 Your hand shall be lifted up on your adversaries, and all your enemies …


Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets …

Psalm 13:1 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you …

Psalm 77:9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? has he in anger shut up his tender …

humble. or, afflicted

(12) Here the acrostic arrangement is resumed with koph.

Verse 12. - Arise, O Lord (comp. Psalm 9:19). At this point the psalmist passes from description to invocation. From ver. 2 to the end of ver. 11 he has described the conduct, the temper, and the very inmost thoughts of the wicked. Now he addresses himself to God - he summons God to arise to vengeance. As Hengetenberg says, "Here the second part begins - prayer, springing out of the lamentation which has preceded;" prayer and invocation, beginning here, and terminating at the close of ver. 15. O God, lift up thine hand; i.e. to strike, to take vengeance on the wicked. Forget not the humble; or, the afflicted. Do not justify the hidden thought of the wicked (ver. 11), that thou forgettest - show that thou rememberest at once the sufferings of the afflicted, and the guilt of their oppressors. Arise, O Lord,.... See Psalm 3:7;

O God, lift up thine hand; either on the behalf of his people, to help and deliver them; his hand may be said to be let down when their enemies prevail, and to be lifted up or exalted when it does valiantly, and works salvation for them; so when Moses's hands were let down Amalek prevailed, and when his hands were lifted up Israel prevailed, Exodus 17:11; or against their enemies, to strike them, to inflict punishment upon them, as God's hand is said to be stretched out against the Egyptians, and to lie upon them, when he sent his plagues among them, Exodus 7:4; and a dreadful thing it is to fall both into and under the hand of the living God, and to feel the weight of the lighting down of his arm with indignation. The Targum understands it as a gesture of swearing; see Genesis 14:22; and paraphrases it, "confirm the oath of thine hand"; either sworn in wrath against his enemies, or in love to his people; either of which is sure and certain, and according to the immutable counsel of his will;

forget not the humble; the followers of the meek and lowly Jesus, the Lamb of God, by which character the saints are distinguished from the antichristian party, Revelation 14:4; these are such who are made so by the Spirit of God, who in conversion brings down the pride and haughtiness of man, that Christ and his grace may be alone exalted; these have the meanest thoughts of themselves, and the best of others; their motto is,

"less than the least of all saints, and the chief of sinners;''

they envy not the gifts and graces of others, and ascribe all they have and are to the free grace of God; they are not easily provoked, they patiently bear injuries, and quietly submit to the adverse dispensations of Providence: the word in the original text is read "humble", but written "afflicted": both characters generally meet together in the people of God; See Gill on Psalm 9:12; this prayer for the humble is a prayer of faith; for though the humble may seem to be forgotten by God, they are not, they are precious in his sight; he dwells among them, he gives more grace unto them, he comforts them when disconsolate, he feeds them when they are hungry, he teaches and guides them when they want direction, he lifts them up when they are cast down, and beautifies them with salvation. 12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up thine hand; forget not the humble.

With what bold language will faith address its God! and yet what unbelief is mingled with our strongest confidence. Fearlessly the Lord is stirred up to arise and lift up his hand, yet timidly is he begged not to forget the humble; as if Jehovah could ever be forgetful of his saints. This verse is the incessant cry of the Church, and she will never refrain therefrom until her Lord shall come in his glory to avenge her of all her adversaries. 12. (Compare Ps 9:19; 3:7).

the humble—(Compare Ps 10:17, and Margin.)

lift up thine hand—exert thy power.10:12-18 The psalmist speaks with astonishment, at the wickedness of the wicked, and at the patience and forbearance of God. God prepares the heart for prayer, by kindling holy desires, and strengthening our most holy faith, fixing the thoughts, and raising the affections, and then he graciously accepts the prayer. The preparation of the heart is from the Lord, and we must seek unto him for it. Let the poor, afflicted, persecuted, or tempted believer recollect, that Satan is the prince of this world, and that he is the father of all the ungodly. The children of God cannot expect kindness, truth, or justice from such persons as crucified the Lord of glory. But this once suffering Jesus, now reigns as King over all the earth, and of his dominion there shall be no end. Let us commit ourselves unto him, humbly trusting in his mercy. He will rescue the believer from every temptation, and break the arm of every wicked oppressor, and bruise Satan under our feet shortly. But in heaven alone will all sin and temptation be shut out, though in this life the believer has a foretaste of deliverance.
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