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Psalms Chapter 12 - New International Version

1. Psalm 12 For the director of music. According to [1] A psalm of David.

1. Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.

2. Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.

3. May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue

4. that says, "We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips [2] --who is our master?"

5. "Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."

6. And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.

7. O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.

8. The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Or You will make
  • 2: Horn here symbolizes strength.

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