Psalm 12
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Yahweh Will Set the Needy in Safety

For the choir director. According to the [†]Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

1Save, O Yahweh, for the holy man ceases to be,

For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

2They speak worthlessness to one another;

With a flattering lip and with a double heart they speak.

3May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips,

The tongue that speaks great things;

4Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail;

Our lips are [†]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 Yahweh; “I will set him in the [†]safety for which he [†]longs.”

6The words of Yahweh are pure words;

As silver tried in a furnace on the ground, refined seven times.

7You, O Yahweh, will keep them;

You will guard him from this generation forever.

8The wicked strut about on every side

When [†]vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

Title Possibly an eight-string instrument or a title for a tune, cf. 1 Chr 15:21
4 Lit with us
5 Or salvation, cf. 12:1
5 Lit breathes
8 Or worthlessness

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