Psalm 12 A Plea For Help In Evil Times

Psalm 12 A Plea For Help In Evil Times

Psalm 12

A Plea For Help In Evil Times

 

1 Help, Lord; for there is no longer any that is godly;

   for the faithful have vanished from among the sons of men.

2 Every one utters lies to his neighbor;

   with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

Psalm 12 A Plea For Help In Evil Times

3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,

   the tongue that makes great boasts,

4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,

   our lips are with us; who is our master?”

5 “Because the poor are despoiled, because the needy groan,

   I will now arise,” says the Lord;

   “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”

6 The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure,

   silver refined in a furnace on the ground,

   purified seven times.

7 Do Thou, O Lord, protect us,

   guard us ever from this generation.

8 On every side the wicked prowl,

   as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

– Psalm 12

 

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