Compare Translations for Psalm 12:6

Psalm 12:6 ASV
The words of Jehovah are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, Purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 BBE
The words of the Lord are true words: like silver tested by fire and burned clean seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 CEB
The LORD's promises are pure, like silver that's been refined in an oven, purified seven times over!
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Psalm 12:6 CJB
The words of ADONAI are pure words, silver in a melting-pot set in the earth, refined and purified seven times over.
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Psalm 12:6 RHE
(11-7) The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried by the fire, purged from the earth, refined seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 ESV
The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 GW
The promises of the LORD are pure, like silver refined in a furnace and purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 GNT
The promises of the Lord can be trusted; they are as genuine as silver refined seven times in the furnace.
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Psalm 12:6 HNV
The words of the LORD are flawless words, As silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 CSB
The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 KJV
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 LEB
The words of Yahweh [are] pure words [like] silver refined in the crucible on the ground, refined seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 NAS
The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 NCV
The Lord's words are pure, like silver purified by fire, like silver purified seven times over.
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Psalm 12:6 NIRV
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.
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Psalm 12:6 NIV
And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 NKJV
The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 NLT
The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.
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Psalm 12:6 NRS
The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 RSV
The promises of the LORD are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 DBY
The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 MSG
God's words are pure words, Pure silver words refined seven times In the fires of his word-kiln, Pure on earth as well as in heaven.
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Psalm 12:6 WBT
The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 TMB
The words of the LORD are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 TNIV
And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 WEB
The words of Yahweh are flawless words, As silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.
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Psalm 12:6 WYC
The speeches of the Lord be chaste speeches; (as) silver assayed by fire, proved from the earth, purged sevenfold. (The speeches of the Lord be chaste speeches; like silver assayed in an earthen furnace, purged seven times.)
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Psalm 12:6 YLT
Sayings of Jehovah [are] pure sayings; Silver tried in a furnace of earth refined sevenfold.
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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.