Psalm 12 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Help, Jehovah; For the godly man ceaseth; For the faithful fail from among the children of men. 1 Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.
2 They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor: With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak. 2 Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.
3 Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaketh great things; 3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; Our lips are our own: Who is lord over us? 4 that says, "We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips--who is our master?"
5 Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, Now will I arise, saith Jehovah; I will set him in the safety he panteth for. 5 "Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."
6 The words of Jehovah are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, Purified seven times. 6 And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.
7 Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah, Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever. 7 O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of men. 8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.