1 {To the chief Musician. Upon Sheminith. A Psalm of David.} Save, Jehovah, for the godly man is gone; for the faithful have failed from among the children of men.
References for Psalms 12:1
    • a 12:1 - See Ps. 6, title.
    • b 12:1 - Or 'ceaseth.'
      2 They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour: [with] flattering lip, with a double heart, do they speak.
      References for Psalms 12:2
        • c 12:2 - Or 'vanity.'
        • d 12:2 - Lit. 'a heart and a heart.'
          3 Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things,
          References for Psalms 12:3
            • e 12:3 - Lit. 'great.'
              4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail, our lips are our own: who [is] lord over us?
              5 Because of the oppression of the afflicted, because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith Jehovah, I will set [him] in safety, at whom they puff.
              References for Psalms 12:5
                • f 12:5 - Lit. 'one puffeth:' see Ps. 10.5.
                  6 The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times.
                  References for Psalms 12:6
                    • g 12:6 - Imrah: see Ps. 119.11.
                      7 Thou, Jehovah, wilt keep them, thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.
                      References for Psalms 12:7
                        • h 12:7 - Or 'him:' see end of ver. 5.
                          8 The wicked walk about on every side, when vileness is exalted among the children of men.