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Psalms 12 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. According to sheminith.Title: Probably a musical term A psalm of David.

1

Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.

2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;
they flatter with their lips
but harbor deception in their hearts.

3

May the Lord silence all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue—

4 those who say,
“By our tongues we will prevail;
our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”

5

“Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
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 purified in a crucible,
like gold[b] refined seven times.

7

You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
and will protect us forever from the wicked,

8 who freely strut about
when what is vile is honored by the human race.


Footnotes

a. Psalms 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-8 is numbered 12:2-9.
b. Psalms 12:6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text earth


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