Psalm 12:7
New International Version
You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked,

New Living Translation
Therefore, LORD, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation,

English Standard Version
You, O LORD, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever.

Berean Study Bible
You, O LORD, will keep us; You will forever guard us from this generation.

King James Bible
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

New King James Version
You shall keep them, O LORD, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.

New American Standard Bible
You, LORD, will keep them; You will protect him from this generation forever.

NASB 1995
You, O LORD, will keep them; You will preserve him from this generation forever.

NASB 1977
Thou, O LORD, wilt keep them; Thou wilt preserve him from this generation forever.

Amplified Bible
You, O LORD, will preserve and keep them; You will protect him from this [evil] generation forever.

Christian Standard Bible
You, LORD, will guard us; you will protect us from this generation forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You, LORD, will guard us; You will protect us from this generation forever.

American Standard Version
Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah, Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you, LORD JEHOVAH, will keep them; redeem me and save me, from this generation to eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us, and shalt preserve us, from this generation, and for ever.

Contemporary English Version
You will protect us and always keep us safe from those people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us.: and keep us from this generation for ever.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, you will protect them. You will keep each one safe from those people forever.

International Standard Version
You, LORD, will keep them safe, you will guard them from this generation forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou wilt keep them, O LORD; Thou wilt preserve us from this generation for ever.

Literal Standard Version
You, O YHWH, preserve them, "" You keep us from this generation for all time.

NET Bible
You, LORD, will protect them; you will continually shelter each one from these evil people,

New Heart English Bible
You, LORD, will protect us. You will guard us from this generation forever.

World English Bible
You will keep them, Yahweh. You will preserve them from this generation forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou, O Jehovah, dost preserve them, Thou keepest us from this generation to the age.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Godly are No More
6The words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace, like gold purified sevenfold. 7You, O LORD, will keep us; You will forever guard us from this generation. 8The wicked wander freely, and vileness is exalted among men.…

Cross References
Psalm 5:11
But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them ever shout for joy. May You shelter them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You.

Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loves justice and will not forsake His saints. They are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off.

Psalm 97:10
Hate evil, O you who love the LORD! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.


Treasury of Scripture

You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this generation for ever.

thou shalt

Psalm 16:1
Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

Psalm 37:28,40
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off…

Psalm 121:8
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

them, Heb.

Psalm 10:18
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Matthew 3:7
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?









Verse 7. - Thou shalt keep them, O Lord. God having promised to set the righteous, who are oppressed, in a place of safety (ver. 5), the psalmist is sure that he will keep them and preserve them from the wicked "generation," which has possession of the earth, and bears rule in it, always. It is, no doubt, for the greater consolation and encouragement of these unfortunates that he dwells on the subject, and adds his own assurances to the Divine promise which he has recorded. Man's faith is so weak that, unless promises and assurances are reiterated, they make little impression. Thou shalt preserve them (Hebrew, him) from this generation for ever. The "generation" is that of the worldly men in power at the time, of whom we have heard in Psalm 3:1, 2, 6, 7; Psalm 4:2; Psalm 5:4-6, 9, 10; Psalm 6:8; Psalm 7:1, 2, 9, 13-16; Psalm 10:2-11, 15; Psalm 11:2, 3, 6. "For ever" means "so long as they live." The substitution of "him' for "them" in this clause is an instance of that generalization by which a whole class is summed up in a single individual - " all men" in "man," "all good men" in "the righteous" (צַדִּיק), and the like.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You,
אַתָּֽה־ (’at·tāh-)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

O LORD,
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will keep us;
תִּשְׁמְרֵ֑ם (tiš·mə·rêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

You will forever guard us
תִּצְּרֶ֓נּוּ ׀ (tiṣ·ṣə·ren·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

this
ז֣וּ (zū)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 2098: This, which, who

generation.
הַדּ֖וֹר (had·dō·wr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling


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