Psalm 12:1-7 NLT

1 For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument. a Help, O LORD, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!

References for Psalms 12:1

    • n 12:1 - Hebrew <I>according to the sheminith.</I>
      2 Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and insincere hearts.
      3 May the LORD bring their flattery to an end and silence their proud tongues.
      4 They say, "We will lie to our hearts' content. Our lips are our own -- who can stop us?"
      5 The 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."
      6 The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.
      7 Therefore, LORD, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation,