Psalm 108:12
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English Standard Version
Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!

King James Bible
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

American Standard Version
Give us help against the adversary; For vain is the help of man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O grant us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

English Revised Version
Give us help against the adversary: for vain is the help of man.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

Psalm 108:12 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Psalm 60:7-14 forms this second half. The clause expressing the purpose with למען, as in its original, has the following הושׁיעה for its principal clause upon which it depends. Instead of ועננוּ, which one might have expected, the expression used here is וענני without any interchange of the mode of writing and of reading it; many printed copies have ועננו here also; Baer, following Norzi, correctly has וענני. Instead of ולי...לי, Psalm 60:9, we here read לי...לי, which is less soaring. And instead of Cry aloud concerning me, O Philistia do I shout for joy (the triumphant cry of the victor); in accordance with which Hupfeld wishes to take התרועעי in the former as infinitive: "over (עלי instead of עלי) Philistia is my shouting for joy" (התרועעי instead of התרועעי, since the infinitive does not admit of this pausal form of the imperative). For עיר מצור we have here the more usual form of expression עיר מבצר. Psalm 108:12 is weakened by the omission of the אתּה (הלא).

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Psalm 20:1 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

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Psalm 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help...

Job 9:13 If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

Job 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

Isaiah 2:22 Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?

Isaiah 30:3-6 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion...

Isaiah 31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand...

Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD...

Lamentations 4:17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

Cross References
Psalm 118:8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

Psalm 146:3
Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

Isaiah 30:3
Therefore shall the protection of Pharaoh turn to your shame, and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your humiliation.

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