Psalm 12:3-8 NIV

3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips1 and every boastful tongue2

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4 that says, "We will triumph with our tongues;3 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 oppression4 of the weak and the groaning5 of the needy, I will now arise,6" says the LORD. "I will protect them7 from those who malign them."

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      6 And the words of the LORD are flawless,8 like silver refined9 in a furnace10 of clay, purified seven times.

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      7 O LORD, you will keep us safe11 and protect us from such people forever.12

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      8 The wicked freely strut13 about when what is vile is honored among men.

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