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Psalms 108:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Give us help against the adversary; For vain is the help of man.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Give us help from trouble: for vain [is] the help of man.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Oh give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Give us help from trouble: for vain [is] the help of man.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Give us help from trouble; for vain is man's deliverance.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Grant us help out of distress, for, vain, is the deliverance of man:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the salvation of man.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— O grant us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Giue vs helpe from trouble: for vaine [is] the helpe of man.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Give us help from tribulation: for vain is the help of man.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Give us help from trouble: for vain [is] the help of man.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Give 3051
{3051} Prime
A primitive root; to give (whether literally or figuratively); generally to put; imperatively (reflexively) come.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
us help 5833
{5833} Prime
Feminine of H5828; aid.
from trouble: 6862
{6862} Prime
From H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, that is, trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitively) an opponent (as crowding).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
for vain 7723
{7723} Prime
From the same as H7722 in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry (as false, subjectively), uselessness (as deceptive, objectively; also adverbially in vain).
[is] the help 8668
{8668} Prime
From H7768 in the sense of H3467; rescue (literally or figuratively, personal, national or spiritual).
of man. 120
{0120} Prime
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 108:1-13.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 108:6-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 20:1-9 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; ... Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

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Psalms 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help. ... Happy [is he] that [hath] the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope [is] in the LORD his God:
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] ye all.
Isaiah 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath [is] in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Isaiah 30:3-5 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt [your] confusion. ... They were all ashamed of a people [that] could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
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, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. ... For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and [that] spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
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].
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Jb 9:13; 16:2. Ps 20:1; 146:3. Is 2:22; 30:3; 31:3. Jr 17:5. Lm 4:17.

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