Book of Psalms, psalm 12 Psalms, ps 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.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
The LORD 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 over 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.
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.
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
a) 12.1 upon…: or, upon the eighth
b) 12.1 Help: or, Save
c) 12.2 a double…: Heb. an heart and an heart
d) 12.3 proud: Heb. great
e) 12.4 are…: Heb. are with us
f) 12.5 puffeth…: or, would ensnare him
g) 12.7 them from: Heb. him, etc: that is, every one of them, etc
h) 12.8 men: Heb. of the sons of the men