Psalm 12 NAS

God, a Helper against the Treacherous.

1 Help, LORD, for 1the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

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2 They 2speak falsehood to one another; With 3flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

References for Psalms 12:2

    • a 12:2 - Or "emptiness"
    • b 12:2 - Lit "lip"
      3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that 4speaks great things;

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      4 Who 5have said, "With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?"

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        • c 12:4 - Lit "with us"
          5 "Because of the 6devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now 7I will arise," says the LORD; "I will 8set him in the safety for which he longs."

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          6 The 9words of the LORD are pure words; As silver 10tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

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          7 You, O LORD, will keep them; You will 11preserve him from this generation forever.

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          8 The 12wicked strut about on every side When 13vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

          References for Psalms 12:8

            • d 12:8 - Or "worthlessness"