The Message

Psalm 12

A David Psalm

11-2 Quick, God, I need your helping hand!
The last decent person just went down,
All the friends I depended on gone.
Everyone talks in lie language;
Lies slide off their oily lips.
They doubletalk with forked tongues.

3-4 Slice their lips off their faces! Pull
The braggart tongues from their mouths!
I’m tired of hearing, “We can talk anyone into anything!
Our lips manage the world.”

Into the hovels of the poor,
Into the dark streets where the homeless groan, God speaks:
“I’ve had enough; I’m on my way
To heal the ache in the heart of the wretched.”

6-8 God’s words are pure words,
Pure silver words refined seven times
In the fires of his word-kiln,
Pure on earth as well as in heaven.
God, keep us safe from their lies,
From the wicked who stalk us with lies,
From the wicked who collect honors
For their wonderful lies.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 12

祈求上帝帮助

大卫的诗,交给乐长。

1耶和华啊,求你救我们!
因为世上的敬虔人不见了,
忠信的人在人间消失了。
人人谎话连篇,
花言巧语,口是心非。
愿你铲除一切花言巧语和狂妄自夸的人。
他们说:“我们必靠舌头制胜,
嘴唇是我们自己的,
谁管得着我们?”
耶和华说:“我要保护受欺压的困苦人和哀叹的贫穷人,
使他们如愿以偿。”
耶和华的应许纯全,
就像在炉中炼过七次的银子。
耶和华啊,你必保护我们,
永远不容恶人侵害我们。
众人若抑善扬恶,
恶人必横行无忌。