Psalm 12 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Help , LORD; 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 vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak . 2 Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud 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 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise , saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. 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 the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of 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 shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt 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 the vilest men are exalted . 8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.