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Psalm 12 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Help, Lord! Those who do what is right are gone. Those who are faithful have disappeared from the earth. 1 Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.
2 Everyone tells lies to his neighbors. With his lips he praises others, but he doesn't really mean it. 2 Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.
3 May the LORD cut off all lips that don't mean what they say. May he cut out every tongue that brags. 3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue
4 They say, "We will win the battle with our tongues. Our lips belong to us. No one else is in charge of us." 4 that says, "We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips--who is our master?"
5 The LORD says, "The weak are beaten down. Those who are in need groan. So I will stand up to help them. I will keep them safe from those who tell lies about them." 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 perfect. They are like silver made pure in a clay furnace. They are like silver made pure seven times over. 6 And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.
7 Lord, you will keep us safe. You will always keep sinners from hurting us. 7 O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.
8 Proud and sinful people walk around openly when the evil they do is praised by others. 8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.