Psalm 108:12
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New International Version
Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless.

King James Bible
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

Darby Bible Translation
Give us help from trouble; for vain is man's deliverance.

World English Bible
Give us help against the enemy, for the help of man is vain.

Young's Literal Translation
Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the salvation of man.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The strong city - The possession of the metropolis is a sure proof of the subjugation of the country.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 20:1 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

for vain

Psalm 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help...

Job 9:13 If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

Isaiah 2:22 Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?

Isaiah 30:3-6 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion...

Isaiah 31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand...

Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD...

Lamentations 4:17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

Jesus is Arrested.
Jesus was standing with his three Apostles on the road between Gethsemani, and the Garden of Olives, when Judas and the band who accompanied him made their appearance. A warm dispute arose between Judas and the soldiers, because he wished to approach first and speak to Jesus quietly as if nothing was the matter, and then for them to come up and seize our Saviour, thus letting him suppose that he had no connection with the affair. But the men answered rudely, 'Not so, friend, thou shalt not escape
Anna Catherine Emmerich—The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Psalm 118:8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.

Psalm 146:3
Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.

Isaiah 30:3
But Pharaoh's protection will be to your shame, Egypt's shade will bring you disgrace.

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