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Compare Translations for Psalm 12:8

Psalm 12:8 ASV
The wicked walk on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
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Psalm 12:8 BBE
The sinners are walking on every side, and evil is honoured among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:8 CEB
The wicked roam all over the place, while depravity is praised by human beings.
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Psalm 12:8 CJB
the wicked strut about everywhere when vileness is held in general esteem.
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Psalm 12:8 RHE
(11-9) The wicked walk round about: according to thy highness, thou hast multiplied the children of men.
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Psalm 12:8 ESV
On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man.
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Psalm 12:8 GW
Wicked people parade around when immorality increases among Adam's descendants.
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Psalm 12:8 HNV
The wicked walk on every side, When what is vile is exalted among the sons of men.
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Psalm 12:8 CSB
The wicked wander everywhere, and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.
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Psalm 12:8 KJV
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted .
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Psalm 12:8 LEB
[The] wicked prowl about when vileness [is] exalted among [the] children of humankind.
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Psalm 12:8 NAS
The wicked strut about on every side When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
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Psalm 12:8 NCV
But the wicked are all around us; everyone loves what is wrong. For the director of music. A psalm of David.
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Psalm 12:8 NIRV
Proud and sinful people walk around openly when the evil they do is praised by others.
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Psalm 12:8 NIV
The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.
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Psalm 12:8 NKJV
The wicked prowl on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
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Psalm 12:8 NLT
even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.
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Psalm 12:8 NRS
On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among humankind.
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Psalm 12:8 RSV
On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
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Psalm 12:8 DBY
The wicked walk about on every side, when vileness is exalted among the children of men.
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Psalm 12:8 MSG
From the wicked who collect honors For their wonderful lies.
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Psalm 12:8 WBT
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
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Psalm 12:8 TMB
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
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Psalm 12:8 TNIV
who freely strut about while depravity is honored by the human race.
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Psalm 12:8 WEB
The wicked walk on every side, When what is vile is exalted among the sons of men.
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Psalm 12:8 WYC
Wicked men go in compass; by thine highness thou hast multiplied the sons of men. (Even though the wicked be all around; and the vilest people be exalted.)
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Psalm 12:8 YLT
Around the wicked walk continually, According as vileness is exalted by 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.