Compare Translations for Psalm 12:1

Psalm 12:1 ASV
Help, Jehovah; For the godly man ceaseth; For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:1 BBE
Send help, Lord, for mercy has come to an end; there is no more faith among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:1 CEB
Help, LORD, because the godly are all gone; the faithful have completely disappeared from the human race!
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Psalm 12:1 CJB
For the leader. On sh'minit [low-pitched musical instruments?]. A psalm of David: Help, ADONAI! For no one godly is left; the faithful have vanished from humankind.
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Psalm 12:1 RHE
(11-1) <Unto the end: for the octave, a psalm for David.> (11-2) Save me, O Lord, for there is now no saint: truths are decayed from among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:1 ESV
Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
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Psalm 12:1 GW
Help, O LORD. No godly person is left. Faithful people have vanished from among Adam's descendants!
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Psalm 12:1 GNT
Help us, Lord! There is not a good person left; honest people can no longer be found.
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Psalm 12:1 HNV
<> Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases. For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:1 CSB
Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains; the loyal have disappeared from the human race.
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Psalm 12:1 KJV
Help , LORD; for the godly man ceaseth ; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:1 LEB
Save, O Yahweh, for [the] pious have ceased [to be]; for [the] faithful have vanished from [among the] children of humankind.
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Psalm 12:1 NAS
Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
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Psalm 12:1 NCV
Save me, Lord, because the good people are all gone; no true believers are left on earth.
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Psalm 12:1 NIRV
Help, Lord! Those who do what is right are gone. Those who are faithful have disappeared from the earth.
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Psalm 12:1 NIV
Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.
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Psalm 12:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. On an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David. Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
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Psalm 12:1 NLT
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument. Help, O LORD, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!
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Psalm 12:1 NRS
Help, O Lord, for there is no longer anyone who is godly; the faithful have disappeared from humankind.
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Psalm 12:1 RSV
To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for there is no longer any that is godly; for the faithful have vanished from among the sons of men.
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Psalm 12:1 DBY
{To the chief Musician. Upon Sheminith. A Psalm of David.} Save, Jehovah, for the godly man is gone; for the faithful have failed from among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:1 MSG
Quick, God, I need your helping hand! The last decent person just went down, All the friends I depended on gone.
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Psalm 12:1 WBT
To the chief Musician upon Sheminith. A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:1 TMB
<> Help, LORD, for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:1 TNIV
Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
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Psalm 12:1 WEB
<> Help, Yahweh; for the godly man ceases. For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:1 WYC
To the victory, on the eighth, the song of David. Lord, make thou me safe, for the holy (man) failed; for truths be made little from the sons of men. (To victory, on the eighth, the psalm of David. Lord, save thou me, for there be no more holy people; the faithful be made few, if any, among the sons and daughters of men.)
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Psalm 12:1 YLT
To the Overseer, on the octave. -- A Psalm of David. Save, Jehovah, for the saintly hath failed, For the stedfast have ceased From the sons of men:
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Psalms 12 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 12

The psalmist begs help of God, because there were none among men whom he durst trust.

- This psalm furnishes good thoughts for bad times; a man may comfort himself with such meditations and prayers. Let us see what makes the times bad, and when they may be said to be so. Ask the children of this world, What makes the times bad? they will tell you, Scarcity of money, decay of trade, and the desolations of war, make the times bad: but the Scripture lays the badness of the times on causes of another nature, 2Ti. 3:1 , &c.: perilous times shall come, for sin shall abound; and of this David complains. When piety decays times really are bad. He who made man's mouth will call him to an account for his proud, profane, dissembling, or even useless words. When the poor and needy are oppressed, then the times are very bad. God himself takes notice of the oppression of the poor, and the sighing of the needy. When wickedness abounds, and is countenanced by those in authority, then the times are very bad. See with what good things we are here furnished for such bad times; and we cannot tell what times we may be reserved for. 1. We have a God to go to, from whom we may ask and expect the redress of all our grievances. 2. God will certainly punish and restrain false and proud men. 3. God will work deliverance for his oppressed people. His help is given in the fittest time. Though men are false, God is faithful; though they are not to be trusted, God is. The preciousness of God's word is compared to silver refined to the highest degree. How many proofs have been given of its power and truth! God will secure his chosen remnant, however bad the times are. As long as the world stands, there will be a generation of proud and wicked men. But all God's people are put into the hands of Christ our Saviour; there they are in safety, for none can pluck them thence; being built on Him, the Rock, they are safe, notwithstanding temptation or persecution come with ever so much force upon them.

Psalms 12 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 12

Psalms 12:1-8 . The pride and deceit of the wicked provokes God's wrath, whose promise to avenge the cause of pious sufferers will be verified even amidst prevailing iniquity.

1. the faithful--or literally, "faithfulness" ( Psalms 31:23 ).

2. The want of it is illustrated by the prevalence of deceit and instability.

3, 4. Boasting ( Daniel 7:25 ) is, like flattery, a species of lying.
lips, and . . . tongue--for persons.

5. The writer intimates his confidence by depicting God's actions (compare Psalms 9:19 , 10:12 ) as coming to save the poor at whom the wicked sneer ( Psalms 10:5 ).

6. The words--literally, "saying of" ( Psalms 12:5 ).
seven times--thoroughly ( Daniel 3:19 ).

7. them--(Margin.)

8. The wicked roam undisturbed doing evil, when vileness and vile men are exalted.