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Salme 12

Bøn om hjælp i en gudløs tid

1Til korlederen: Brug lyrerne.[a] En sang af David.

Herre, kom os til hjælp.
Der er ingen tilbage, som adlyder dig.
    Man kan ikke opdrive et ærligt menneske.
Alle bedrager hinanden,
    de er fulde af løgn og falskhed.
Herre, gør en ende på al deres smiger,
    sæt en stopper for de pralende ord.
De siger hovmodigt: „Vore ord giver os magt,
    og vi siger, hvad der passer os!”
Men Herren svarer:
„Fordi de svage og forfulgte råber til mig,
    vil jeg nu gribe ind og forsvare dem.”

Herrens løfter er sande,
    hans ord er som det fineste sølv,
        forædlet syv gange i ilden.
8-9 Herre, selvom ondskaben sidder i højsædet,
    og alle gør, hvad der passer dem,
så ved vi, at du altid beskytter os
    og bevarer os fra den slags mennesker.

Notas al pie

  1. 12,1 Teksten har et ord, hvis betydning er ukendt.

Amplified Bible

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.