12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.

Other Translations of Psalm 44:12

New International Version

12 You sold your people for a pittance, gaining nothing from their sale.

English Standard Version

12 You have sold your people for a trifle, demanding no high price for them.

The Message

12 You sold your people at a discount - you made nothing on the sale.

New King James Version

12 You sell Your people for next to nothing, And are not enriched by selling them.

New Living Translation

12 You sold your precious people for a pittance, making nothing on the sale.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 44:12

Commentary on Psalm 44:9-16

(Read Psalm 44:9-16)

The believer must have times of temptation, affliction, and discouragement; the church must have seasons of persecution. At such times the people of God will be ready to fear that he has cast them off, and that his name and truth will be dishonoured. But they should look above the instruments of their trouble, to God, well knowing that their worst enemies have no power against them, but what is permitted from above.