Psalm 140:12
New International Version
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.

New Living Translation
But I know the LORD will help those they persecute; he will give justice to the poor.

English Standard Version
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

Berean Study Bible
I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy.

New American Standard Bible
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor.

King James Bible
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Christian Standard Bible
I know that the LORD upholds the just cause of the poor, justice for the needy.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, I know that you defend the homeless and see that the poor are given justice.

Good News Translation
LORD, I know that you defend the cause of the poor and the rights of the needy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know that the LORD upholds the just cause of the poor, justice for the needy.

International Standard Version
I know that the LORD will act on behalf of the tormented, providing justice for the needy.

NET Bible
I know that the LORD defends the cause of the oppressed and vindicates the poor.

New Heart English Bible
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the needy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I know that Lord Jehovah performs the judgment of the poor and the judgment of the afflicted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know that the LORD will defend the rights of those who are oppressed and the cause of those who are needy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the poor, And the right of the needy.

New American Standard 1977
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the poor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I know that the LORD will effect the judgment of the poor and the judgment of the destitute.

King James 2000 Bible
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

American King James Version
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

American Standard Version
I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the poor, and the right of the needy ones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will revenge the poor.

Darby Bible Translation
I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted one, the right of the needy.

English Revised Version
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the needy.

Webster's Bible Translation
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

World English Bible
I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the needy.

Young's Literal Translation
I have known that Jehovah doth execute The judgment of the afflicted, The judgment of the needy.
Study Bible
Rescue Me, O LORD, From Evil Men
11May no slanderer be established in the land. May calamity hunt down the man of violence. 12I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy. 13Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will dwell in Your presence.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:45
may You hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and may You uphold their cause.

1 Kings 8:49
then may You hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, their prayer and petition, and may You uphold their cause.

Psalm 9:4
For You have upheld my just cause; You sit on Your throne judging righteously.

Psalm 12:5
"For the cause of the oppressed and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will bring safety to him who yearns."

Psalm 18:27
For You save an afflicted people, but You humble those with haughty eyes.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones will exclaim, "Who is like You, O LORD, who delivers the afflicted from the aggressor, the poor and needy from the robber?"

Psalm 82:3
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; uphold the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.

Proverbs 22:23
for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who rob them.

Jeremiah 51:36
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "Behold, I will plead your case and take vengeance on your behalf; I will dry up her sea and make her springs run dry.

Lamentations 3:35
to deny a man justice before the Most High,

Treasury of Scripture

I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

the Lord

Psalm 9:4
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

Psalm 10:17,18
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: …

Psalm 22:24
For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.







Lexicon
I know
יָדַ֗עְתִּי (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

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

upholds
יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

justice
דִּ֣ין (dîn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1779: Judgement, strife

for the poor
עָנִ֑י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

[and defends] the cause
מִ֝שְׁפַּ֗ט (miš·paṭ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

of the needy.
אֶבְיֹנִֽים׃ (’eḇ·yō·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor
(12) Comp. Psalm 9:4; Psalm 9:16.

Verse 12. - I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted. The psalmist is confident, not only that the wicked will be punished, but also that the righteous, whatever sufferings may come upon them, will ultimately be delivered out of their afflictions (comp. Psalm 9:4, 9, 12, 18, etc.). And the right of the poor. It is not to be supposed that "the right" is always with "the poor;" but, when it is, God will assuredly be their champion. 140:8-13 Believers may pray that God would not grant the desires of the wicked, nor further their evil devices. False accusers will bring mischief upon themselves, even the burning coals of Divine vengeance. And surely the righteous shall dwell in God's presence, and give him thanks for evermore. This is true thanksgiving, even thanks-living: this use we should make of all our deliverances, we should serve God the more closely and cheerfully. Those who, though evil spoken of and ill-used by men, are righteous in the sight of God, being justified by the righteousness of Christ, which is imputed to them, and received by faith, as the effect of which, they live soberly and righteously; these give thanks to the Lord, for the righteousness whereby they are made righteous, and for every blessing of grace, and mercy of life.
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