Psalms 108:12-13

12 Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.

Psalms 108:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
ESV
12 Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!
NLT
12 Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless.
MSG
12 Give us help for the hard task; human help is worthless.
CSB
12 Give us aid against the foe, for human help is worthless.

Psalms 108:12-13 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 108

\\<>\\. This psalm consists of several passages out of the fifty seventh and sixtieth psalms, with very little variation. Jarchi and Kimchi refer it to the times of the Messiah. The title in the Syriac version is, ``concerning the calling of the Gentiles,'' to which, no doubt, it has respect.

Psalms 108:12-13 In-Context

10 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us and no longer go out with our armies?
12 Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless.
13 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 118:8; Psalms 146:3; Isaiah 10:3; Isaiah 30:5; Isaiah 31:3; Jeremiah 2:36; Jeremiah 17:5
  • 2. Psalms 44:5; Isaiah 22:5; Isaiah 63:3,6
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