Psalm 72:12

12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

Read Psalm 72:12 Using Other Translations

For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper.
He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.

What does Psalm 72:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 72:12

For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth
Such as are not only in want, but are sensible of it, see their need of Christ and his righteousness, and salvation by him, and cry to him for the same, under a sense of their misery and danger; these he delivers out of all their troubles, and out of the hands of all their enemies, and supplies all their need;

the poor also;
the poor in spirit; who acknowledge their spiritual poverty, and apply to him for the true riches; to these he gives gold tried in the fire, that they may be rich; he gives them grace here, and glory hereafter;

and [him] that hath no helper;
that is in an helpless condition; can neither help himself, nor can any creature, angel or man, give him any help: but this being laid on Christ, and found in him, is given to him, whereby he is delivered out of a miserable state into a very comfortable and happy one; and such humane, kind, and tender regard to the needy, poor, and helpless, in this great King spoken of, is what engages to a cheerful subjection to him, and worship and reverence of him; more of which is expressed in the following verses, as the reason of the great esteem he should be had in.

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