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Psalms Chapter 12 - New American Standard Bible

1. HELP, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

2. They speak [2] falsehood to one another; With flattering [1] lips and with a double heart they speak.

3. May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things;

4. Who have said, «With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are [3] our own; who is lord over us?»

5. «Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise,» says the LORD; «I will set him in the safety for which he longs.»

6. The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

7. You, O LORD, will keep them; You will preserve him from this generation forever.

8. The wicked strut about on every side When [4] vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Or emptiness
  • 2: Lit lip
  • 3: Lit with us
  • 4: Or worthlessness

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