Psalms - Chapter 12

1

For the director of music. According to sheminith. A psalm of David. Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.


2

Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.


3

May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue


4

that says, "We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips--who is our master?"


5

"Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."


6

And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.


7

O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.


8

The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.