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Parallel Bible results for Psalm 12

New International Reader's Version

New International Version

Psalm 12

NIRV 1 Help, Lord! Those who do what is right are gone. Those who are faithful have disappeared from the earth. NIV 1 Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. NIRV 2 Everyone tells lies to his neighbors. With his lips he praises others, but he doesn't really mean it. NIV 2 Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts. NIRV 3 May the LORD cut off all lips that don't mean what they say. May he cut out every tongue that brags. NIV 3 May the LORD silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue— NIRV 4 They say, "We will win the battle with our tongues. Our lips belong to us. No one else is in charge of us." NIV 4 those who say, “By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?” NIRV 5 The LORD says, "The weak are beaten down. Those who are in need groan. So I will stand up to help them. I will keep them safe from those who tell lies about them." NIV 5 “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the LORD. “I will protect them from those who malign them.” NIRV 6 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. NIV 6 And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times. NIRV 7 Lord, you will keep us safe. You will always keep sinners from hurting us. NIV 7 You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked, NIRV 8 Proud and sinful people walk around openly when the evil they do is praised by others. NIV 8 who freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race.

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