Psalm 12

Psalm 12  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
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To the chief Musician upon Sheminith [or, the eighth], A Psalm of David.
Help, Jehovah; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
Jehovah shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord [adon] over us?
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith Jehovah; I will see him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
The words of Jehovah are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Thou shalt keep them, O Jehovah, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
12:1 Cry to Jehovah for the pious, 2 as before the double-hearted.; 3-5 faith in him against the boaster; He will undertake; 6 His words are pure, and kept from that race and the wicked around.