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
2They 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
3The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
proud: Heb. great
4Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
are...: Heb. are with us
5For 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
6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7Thou 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
8The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
men: Heb. of the sons of the men

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