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Psalm 12

God, a Helper against the Treacherous.

To the Chief Musician; [a]set an octave below. A Psalm of David.

1Save and help and rescue, Lord, for godly people cease to be,
For the faithful vanish from among the sons of men.

They speak deceitful and worthless words to one another;
With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
The tongue that speaks great things [in boasting];

Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail;
Our lips are our own; who is lord and master over us?”

“Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy,
Now I will arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”


The words and promises of the Lord are pure words,
Like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.

You, O Lord, will preserve and keep them;
You will protect him from this [evil] generation forever.

The wicked strut about [in pompous self-importance] on every side,
As vileness is exalted and baseness is prized among the sons of men.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 12:1 Or possibly on the eight-stringed lyre; meaning uncertain.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 12

Psalm 12

For the director of music. According to sheminith. A psalm of David.

Help, Lord! No one does what is right anymore.
    Those who are faithful have disappeared from the human race.
Everyone tells lies to their neighbors.
    With their lips they praise others, but they don’t really mean it.

May the Lord close all lips that don’t mean what they say.
    May he stop every tongue that brags.
They say, “What we speak with our tongues will win the battle.
    What we say with our lips will keep us safe. No one will have victory over us.”

The Lord says, “The poor are being robbed.
    Those who are in need groan.
So I will stand up to help them.
    I will keep them safe from those who tell lies about them.”
The words of the Lord are perfect.
    They are like silver made pure in a clay furnace.
    They are like gold made pure seven times over.

Lord, you will keep needy people safe.
    You will always keep sinners from hurting us.
Proud and sinful people walk around openly
    when the evil they do is praised by the human race.