Psalm 12:5 {11:6}
Good News Translation
"But now I will come," says the LORD, "because the needy are oppressed and the persecuted groan in pain. I will give them the security they long for."

Contemporary English Version
But you, LORD, tell them, "I will do something! The poor are mistreated and helpless people moan. I'll rescue all who suffer."

Douay-Rheims Bible
By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.

oppression

Psalm 10:12 Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: forget not the poor.

Psalm 74:21,22 Let not the humble be turned away with confusion: the poor and needy shall praise thy name. . . .

Psalm 79:10,11 Lest they should say among the Gentiles: Where is their God? And let him be made known among the nations before our eyes, By the revenging the blood of thy servants, which hath been shed: . . .

Psalm 146:7,8 Who keepeth truth for ever: who executeth judgment for them that suffer wrong: who giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth them that are fettered: . . .

Exodus 2:23,24 Now after a long time the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel groaning, cried out because of the works: and their cry went up unto God from the works. . . .

Exodus 3:7-9 And the Lord said to him: I have seen the affliction of my people in Egypt, and I have heard their cry because of the rigour of them that are over the works; . . .

Judges 10:16 And saying these things, they cast away out of their coasts all the idols of strange gods, and served the Lord their God: and he was touched with their miseries.

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him.

Proverbs 22:22,23 Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate: . . .

Ecclesiastes 4:1 I turned myself to other things, and I saw the oppressions that are done under the sun, and the tears of the innocent, and they had no comforter; and they were not able to resist their violence, being destitute of help from any.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these:

Isaiah 19:20 It shall be for a sign, and for a testimony to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt. For they shall cry to the Lord because of the oppressor, and he shall send them a Saviour and a defender to deliver them.

Ezekiel 18:12,13,18 That grieveth the needy and the poor, that taketh away by violence, that restoreth not the pledge, and that lifteth up his eyes to idols, that comitteth abomination: . . .

James 5:4 Behold the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which by fraud has been kept back by you, crieth: and the cry of them hath entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

now

Isaiah 33:10 Now will I rise up, saith the Lord: now will I be exalted, now will I lift up myself.

Micah 7:8,9 Rejoice not, thou my enemy, over me, because I am fallen: I shall arise, when I sit in darkness, the Lord is my light. . . .

puffeth at.

Psalm 10:5 God is not before his eyes: his ways are filthy at all times. Thy judgments are removed from his sight: he shall rule over all his enemies.

Job 5:15,21 But he shall save the needy from the sword of their mouth, and the poor from the hand of the violent. . . .

Context
The Godly are No More
4Who have said: We will magnify our tongue: our lips are our own: who is Lord over us? 5By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.6The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried by the fire, purged from the earth, refined seven times.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:9
Beware lest perhaps a wicked thought steal in upon thee, and thou say in thy heart: The seventh year of remission draweth nigh; and thou turn away thy eyes from thy poor brother, denying to lend him that which he asketh: lest he cry against thee to the Lord, and it become a sin unto thee.

Psalm 9:9
And the Lord is become a refuge for the poor: a helper in due time in tribulation.

Psalm 9:18
For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Psalm 10:18
To judge for the fatherless and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.

Psalm 34:6
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him: and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

Psalm 68:1
Unto the end, a psalm of a canticle for David himself. [2] Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: and let them that hate him flee from before his face.

Psalm 69:33
For the Lord hath heard the poor: and hath not despised his prisoners.

Psalm 82:8
Arise, O God, judge thou the earth: for thou shalt inherit among all the nations.

Psalm 102:13
Thou shalt arise and have mercy on Sion: for it is time to have mercy on it, for the time is come.

Psalm 103:6
The Lord doth mercies, and judgment for all that suffer wrong.

Psalm 119:117
Help me, and I shall be saved: and I will meditate always on thy justifications.

Psalm 140:12
I know that the Lord will do justice to the needy, and will revenge the poor.

Proverbs 22:23
Because the Lord will judge his cause: and will afflict them that have afflicted his soul.

Ecclesiastes 4:1
I turned myself to other things, and I saw the oppressions that are done under the sun, and the tears of the innocent, and they had no comforter; and they were not able to resist their violence, being destitute of help from any.

Isaiah 33:10
Now will I rise up, saith the Lord: now will I be exalted, now will I lift up myself.

Additional Translations
“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.”For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffs at him.

Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, Now will I arise, saith Jehovah; I will set him in the safety he panteth for.

Because of the misery of the poor, and because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord, I will set them in safety; I will speak to them thereof openly.

Because of the oppression of the afflicted, because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith Jehovah, I will set [him] in safety, at whom they puff.

For the spoiling of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety at whom they puff.

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

"Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says Yahweh; "I will set him in safety from those who malign him."

Because of the spoiling of the poor, Because of the groaning of the needy, Now do I arise, saith Jehovah, I set in safety him who doth breathe for it.
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