Psalm 12 World English Bible

A Prayer for Help against the Wicked

12 1  Help, Yahweh; for the godly man ceases.
For the faithful fail from among the children of men. 2  Everyone lies to his neighbor.
They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart. 3  May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips,
and the tongue that boasts, 4  who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail.
Our lips are our own.
Who is lord over us?” 5  “Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy,
I will now arise,” says Yahweh;
“I will set him in safety from those who malign him.” 6  The words of Yahweh are flawless words,
as silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times. 7  You will keep them, Yahweh.
You will preserve them from this generation forever. 8  The wicked walk on every side,
when what is vile is exalted among the sons of men.

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