Psalms 12


To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.

Help,  Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
upon…: or, upon the eighth
Help: or, Save
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
a double…: Heb. an heart and an heart
The  Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
proud: Heb. great
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
are…: Heb. are with us
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 at him.
puffeth…: or, would ensnare him
The words of the  Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O  Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
them from: Heb. him, etc: that is, every one of them, etc
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
men: Heb. of the sons of the men
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