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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Heart English Bible
You will keep them, LORD. You will preserve them from this generation forever.

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this generation forever.

American King James Version
You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this generation for ever.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Thou, Jehovah, wilt keep them, thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

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.
Study Bible
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
O you who love the LORD, hate evil! 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?







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

O LORD,
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 5341: To watch, guard, keep

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

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

generation.
הַדּ֖וֹר (had·dō·wr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling
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. 12:1-8 The psalmist begs help of God, because there were none among men whom he durst trust. - This psalm furnishes good thoughts for bad times; a man may comfort himself with such meditations and prayers. Let us see what makes the times bad, and when they may be said to be so. Ask the children of this world, What makes the times bad? they will tell you, Scarcity of money, decay of trade, and the desolations of war, make the times bad: but the Scripture lays the badness of the times on causes of another nature, 2Ti 3:1, c.: perilous times shall come, for sin shall abound; and of this David complains. When piety decays times really are bad. He who made man's mouth will call him to an account for his proud, profane, dissembling, or even useless words. When the poor and needy are oppressed, then the times are very bad. God himself takes notice of the oppression of the poor, and the sighing of the needy. When wickedness abounds, and is countenanced by those in authority, then the times are very bad. See with what good things we are here furnished for such bad times; and we cannot tell what times we may be reserved for. 1. We have a God to go to, from whom we may ask and expect the redress of all our grievances. 2. God will certainly punish and restrain false and proud men. 3. God will work deliverance for his oppressed people. His help is given in the fittest time. Though men are false, God is faithful; though they are not to be trusted, God is. The preciousness of God's word is compared to silver refined to the highest degree. How many proofs have been given of its power and truth! God will secure his chosen remnant, however bad the times are. As long as the world stands, there will be a generation of proud and wicked men. But all God's people are put into the hands of Christ our Saviour; there they are in safety, for none can pluck them thence; being built on Him, the Rock, they are safe, notwithstanding temptation or persecution come with ever so much force upon them.
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