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Psalms 9:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For he that maketh inquisition for blood remembereth them; He forgetteth not the cry of the poor.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For He who requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them; the cry of the afflicted ones hath he not forgotten.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When he was making inquisition for blood, of them, had he remembrance, he forgat not the outcry of the oppressed.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For He who is seeking for blood Them hath remembered, He hath not forgotten the cry of the afflicted.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For requiring their blood, he hath remembered them: he hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembreth them: he forgetteth not the crie of the humble.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For he remembered them, [in] making inquisition for blood: he has not forgotten the supplication of the poor.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
he maketh inquisition 1875
{1875} Prime
דּרשׁ
darash
{daw-rash'}
A primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
for blood, 1818
{1818} Prime
דָּם
dam
{dawm}
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
he remembereth 2142
{2142} Prime
זָכַר
zakar
{zaw-kar'}
A primitive root; properly to mark (so as to be recognized), that is, to remember; by implication to mention; also (as denominative from H2145) to be male.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
them: he forgetteth 7911
{7911} Prime
שָׁכַח
shakach
{shaw-kakh'}
A primitive root; to mislay, that is, to be oblivious of, from want of memory or attention.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
the cry 6818
{6818} Prime
צְעָקָה
tsa`aqah
{tsah-ak-aw'}
From H6817; a shriek.
of the humble. 6035
{6035} Prime
עָנָו
`anav
{aw-nawv'}
The second form is by intermixture with H6041; from H6031; depressed (figuratively), in mind (gentle) or circumstances (needy, especially saintly).
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
y6041
[6041] Standard
עָנִי
`aniy
{aw-nee'}
From H6031; depressed, in mind or circumstances (practically the same as H6035 subjectively and H6041 objectively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 9:12

_ _ for blood — that is, murders (Psalms 5:6), including all the oppressions of His people.

_ _ maketh inquisition — (compare Genesis 9:5). He will avenge their cause.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 9:11-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 9:12

Blood — The bloodshed of his innocent and holy ones: which though he may not seem to regard for a season, yet he will certainly call the authors of it to a severe account. Them — The humble, as it follows, or the oppressed, Psalms 9:9, that trust in him, and seek to him, Psalms 9:10, whom he seemed to have forgotten.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 9:12

(e) When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

(e) Though God does not suddenly avenge the wrong done to his, yet he does not permit the wicked to go unpunished.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
When:

Genesis 9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Matthew 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Luke 11:50-51 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; ... From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
Revelation 6:9-10 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: ... And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

he forgetteth:

Psalms 10:14 Thou hast seen [it]; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite [it] with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
Psalms 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
Psalms 22:24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
Psalms 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard [him], and saved him out of all his troubles.
Psalms 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which [are] in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
Exodus 3:9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
Luke 18:7-8 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? ... I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

humble:
or, afflicted,
Judges 10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
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Gn 9:5. Ex 3:7, 9. Jg 10:16. 2K 24:4. Ps 10:14, 17; 22:24; 34:6; 102:17. Is 26:21. Mt 23:35. Lk 11:50; 18:7. Rv 6:9; 16:6.

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