Psalms 5:12

12 Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

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Psalms 5:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
ESV
12 For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.
NLT
12 For you bless the godly, O LORD ; you surround them with your shield of love.
MSG
12 You are famous, God, for welcoming God-seekers, for decking us out in delight.
CSB
12 For You, Lord, bless the righteous one; You surround him with favor like a shield.

Psalms 5:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 5:12

For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous.
] As he has blessed him with a righteousness, even the righteousness of God imputed to him, by which he is denominated righteous, and with the forgiveness of his sins; so he will bless him with peace and prosperity, with all spiritual blessings, with the blessings of grace here, and glory hereafter. Hence he has just reason to rejoice and be glad;

with favour wilt thou compass him as [with] a shield:
by which is meant the free favour, love, and grace of God in Christ, which springs from his sovereign will and pleasure; is his good will to men, and the exceeding riches of his grace, shown in his kindness towards them in Christ Jesus: and the compassing or crowning of the righteous with it, as the word F24 signifies, is expressive of the abundance of it, in the application of it to them in conversion, and in every instance and blessing of grace; for such are crowned with lovingkindness and tender mercies; the grace of the Lord is exceeding abundant towards them, it flows and overflows; it surrounds them on all sides, and covers them all over: it is as a shield unto them from all their enemies, ( Psalms 40:11 ) ; and which being held in the hand of faith, quenches the fiery darts of Satan; and is the saints security from every enemy, and from all hurt and danger, here or hereafter; see ( Zephaniah 3:17 ) ( Romans 8:38 Romans 8:39 ) ; and is a crown of glory upon them, which makes them glorious, lovely, and amiable. Some interpret this of Christ the righteous One; so Nebiensis.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 (wnrjet) (estefanwsav hmav) , Sept. "coronasti nos", V. L. Arab. Ethiop. "coronabis cum", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius.

Psalms 5:12 In-Context

10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

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