Psalm 44:12
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New International Version
You sold your people for a pittance, gaining nothing from their sale.

New Living Translation
You sold your precious people for a pittance, making nothing on the sale.

English Standard Version
You have sold your people for a trifle, demanding no high price for them.

New American Standard Bible
You sell Your people cheaply, And have not profited by their sale.

King James Bible
Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You sell Your people for nothing; You make no profit from selling them.

International Standard Version
You sold out your people for nothing, and made no profit at that price.

NET Bible
You sold your people for a pittance; you did not ask a high price for them.

New Heart English Bible
You sell your people for nothing, and have gained nothing from their sale.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you have sold your people without a price and you have made no gain by their exchange.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You sell your people for almost nothing, and at that price you have gained nothing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou sellest Thy people for small gain, And hast not set their prices high.

New American Standard 1977
Thou dost sell Thy people cheaply,
            And hast not profited by their sale.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast sold thy people for nothing and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

King James 2000 Bible
You sell your people for nothing, and do not increase your wealth by their price.

American King James Version
You sell your people for nothing, and do not increase your wealth by their price.

American Standard Version
Thou sellest thy people for nought, And hast not increased thy wealth by their price.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast sold thy people for no price : and there was no reckoning in the exchange of them.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast sold thy people for nought, and hast not increased [thy wealth] by their price;

English Revised Version
Thou sellest thy people for nought, and hast not increased thy wealth by their price.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou sellest thy people for naught, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

World English Bible
You sell your people for nothing, and have gained nothing from their sale.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou sellest Thy people -- without wealth, And hast not become great by their price.
Study Bible
Redeem Us
11You give us as sheep to be eaten And have scattered us among the nations. 12You sell Your people cheaply, And have not profited by their sale. 13You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:30
"How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had given them up?

Judges 2:14
The anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He gave them into the hands of plunderers who plundered them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies around them, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.

Judges 3:8
Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, so that He sold them into the hands of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the sons of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years.

Isaiah 52:3
For thus says the LORD, "You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money."

Isaiah 52:4
For thus says the Lord GOD, "My people went down at the first into Egypt to reside there; then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

Jeremiah 15:13
"Your wealth and your treasures I will give for booty without cost, Even for all your sins And within all your borders.
Treasury of Scripture

You sell your people for nothing, and do not increase your wealth by their price.

sellest

Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, …

Isaiah 50:1 Thus said the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom …

Isaiah 52:3,4 For thus said the LORD, You have sold yourselves for nothing; and …

Jeremiah 15:12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?

for nought [heb.] without riches
increase

Nehemiah 5:8-12 And I said to them, We after our ability have redeemed our brothers …

Revelation 18:13 And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, …

(12) For nought.--Literally, for not riches (comp. Jeremiah 15:13); notice the contrast to Psalm 72:14.

And dost not increase thy wealth by their price.--This rendering takes the verb as in Proverbs 22:16; but to make the two places exactly parallel, we should have "dost not increase for thee." It is better, therefore, to make the clause synonymous with the last, and render thou didst not increase in (the matter of) their price, i.e., thou didst not set a high price on them.

Verse 12. - Thou sellest thy people for nought; literally, for not-wealth (comp. Jeremiah 15:13). The whole people is regarded, not as sold for slaves, but as delivered over to the will of their enemies; and all "for nought," God gaining nothing in exchange. Thou dost not increase thy wealth by their price. A repetition for the sake of emphasis, but adding no new idea. Thou sellest thy people for nought,.... So God, when he is said to deliver up his people into the hands of their enemies, is said to sell them to them; see Judges 2:14; and selling them for nought suggests, that in their apprehensions he had no esteem of them and value for them; just as men, when they have any person or thing to dispose of they have no regard unto, but choose to be rid of, will part with it for nothing: and as it follows,

and dost not increase thy wealth by their price; get nothing by the bargain. This must be understood after the manner of men, and in the opinion of the church, and not as in reality; no otherwise than as it has been true, that God has suffered some of his people to be in the bondage and slavery of mystical Babylon, called Egypt, one part of whose wares and merchandises are slaves and souls of men, Revelation 11:8. 44:9-16 The believer must have times of temptation, affliction, and discouragement; the church must have seasons of persecution. At such times the people of God will be ready to fear that he has cast them off, and that his name and truth will be dishonoured. But they should look above the instruments of their trouble, to God, well knowing that their worst enemies have no power against them, but what is permitted from above.
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