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Psalm 12 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Help us, Lord! There is not a good person left; honest people can no longer be found. 1 Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.
2 All of them lie to one another; they deceive each other with flattery. 2 Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.
3 Silence those flattering tongues, O Lord! Close those boastful mouths that say, 3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue
4 "With our words we get what we want. We will say what we wish, and no one can stop us." 4 that says, "We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips--who is our master?"
5 "But now I will come," says the Lord, "because the needy are oppressed and the persecuted groan in pain. I will give them the security they long 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 promises of the Lord can be trusted; they are as genuine as silver refined seven times in the furnace. 6 And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.
7 The wicked are everywhere, and everyone praises what is evil. Keep us always safe, O Lord, and preserve us from such people. 7 O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.
8 8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.