Psalm 12 NIV

For the director of music. According to "sheminith." A psalm of David.

1 Help, LORD, for the godly are no more;1 the faithful have vanished from among men.

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2 Everyone lies2 to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.3

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3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips4 and every boastful tongue5

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4 that says, "We will triumph with our tongues;6 we own our lipsa--who is our master?"

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    • a 12:4 - Or " / our lips are our plowshares"
      5 "Because of the oppression7 of the weak and the groaning8 of the needy, I will now arise,9" says the LORD. "I will protect them10 from those who malign them."

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      6 And the words of the LORD are flawless,11 like silver refined12 in a furnace13 of clay, purified seven times.

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      7 O LORD, you will keep us safe14 and protect us from such people forever.15

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      8 The wicked freely strut16 about when what is vile is honored among men.

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