Psalm 72:12
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New Living Translation
He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.

King James Bible
For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

Darby Bible Translation
For he will deliver the needy who crieth, and the afflicted, who hath no helper;

World English Bible
For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper.

Young's Literal Translation
For he delivereth the needy who crieth, And the poor when he hath no helper,

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"One day, about this time, I heard an unusual bleating amongst my few remaining goats, as if they were being killed or tortured. I rushed to the goat-house and found myself instantly surrounded by a band of armed men. The snare had caught me, their weapons were raised, and I expected the next moment to die. But God moved me to talk to them firmly and kindly; I warned them of their sin and its punishment; I showed them that only my love and pity led me to remain there seeking their good, and that
Edward M. Bounds—The Essentials of Prayer

Translators' Preface.
THE work, of which an English version is presented in this volume, appeared originally in 1837. It has already passed through four editions, from the last of which [2] this translation has been made. It is well known that Dr. NEANDER has been engaged for many years in writing a "General History of the Christian Religion and Church," and that he has published separately an account of the "Planting and Training of the Early Christian Church by the Apostles." He would doubtless have felt himself constrained,
Augustus Neander—The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion

All Nations Shall Serve Him. --Ps. Lxxii. 11
All nations shall serve Him.--Ps. lxxii. 11. Fall down ye nations, and adore Jehovah on His mercy-seat, Like prostrate seas on every shore, That cast their billows at your feet. Let hallelujahs to the skies, With ocean's everlasting sound, (The voice of many waters) rise, Day without night, as time goes round. Come from the east,--with gifts, ye kings, Gold, frankincense, and myrrh; Where'er the morning spreads her wings, Let man to God his vows prefer. Come from the west,--the bond, the free,
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

The Reign of Christ on Earth. --Ps. Lxxii.
The Reign of Christ on Earth.--Ps. lxxii. Hail to the Lord's Anointed! Great David's greater Son; Hail in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun! He comes to break oppression, To set the captive free; To take away transgression, And rule in equity. He comes with succour speedy, To those who suffer wrong; To help the poor and needy, And bid the weak be strong; To give them songs for sighing, Their darkness turn to light; Whose souls, condemn'd and dying, Were precious in His sight. By such
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:28
You rescue the humble, but your eyes watch the proud and humiliate them.

Job 29:12
For I assisted the poor in their need and the orphans who required help.

Psalm 10:8
They lurk in ambush in the villages, waiting to murder innocent people. They are always searching for helpless victims.

Psalm 18:27
You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud.

Psalm 22:11
Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me.

Psalm 72:4
Help him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to crush their oppressors.

Psalm 107:12
That is why he broke them with hard labor; they fell, and no one was there to help them.

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