Psalm 12
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1Help, O LORD, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!1For the director of music. According to sheminith. A psalm of David. Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
2Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.2Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.
3May the LORD cut off their flattering lips and silence their boastful tongues.3May the LORD silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue--
4They say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content. Our lips are our own—who can stop us?”4those who say, "By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us--who is lord over us?"
5The LORD replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do.”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."
6The LORD’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.6And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.
7Therefore, LORD, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation,7You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked,
8even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.8who freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race.
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