Psalm 12 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Help, LORD, because the godly are all gone; the faithful have completely disappeared from the human race! 1 Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.
2 Everyone tells lies to everyone else; they talk with slick speech and divided hearts. 2 Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.
3 Let the LORD cut off all slick-talking lips and every tongue that brags and brags, 3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue
4 that says, "We're unbeatable with our tongues! Who could get the best of us with lips like ours?" 4 that says, "We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips--who is our master?"
5 But the LORD says, "Because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the needy, I'm now standing up. I will provide the help they are gasping 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 LORD's promises are pure, like silver that's been refined in an oven, purified seven times over! 6 And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.
7 You, LORD, will keep us, protecting us from this generation forever. 7 O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.
8 The wicked roam all over the place, while depravity is praised by human beings. 8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.