Psalms 12

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1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double[a] heart do they speak.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud[b] things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth[c] at him.
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men[d] are exalted.

Footnotes 4

  • [a]. a double...: Heb. an heart and an heart
  • [b]. proud: Heb. great
  • [c]. puffeth...: or, would ensnare him
  • [d]. men: Heb. of the sons of the men

Psalms 12 Commentaries

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