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.

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

Salmo 12

Pangamuyo para sa Bulig sang Dios

1Ginoo, buligi ako,
kay wala na sing may nabilin nga matutom kag masaligan.
Halos ang tanan nagabutig sa ila isigkatawo.
Ginadayaw-dayaw nila ang iban agod dayaan.
Ginoo, kabay pa nga pahipuson mo ang mga nagadayaw-dayaw sa iban kag ang mga nagapahambog
nga nagasiling,
“Mangin madinalag-on kami paagi sa amon paghambal.
Pagusto kami kon ano ang amon ihambal,
kag wala sing may makapauntat sa amon.”

Nagasiling ang Ginoo,
“Buligan ko ang mga kubos tungod kay ginapigos sila
kag nagaugayong sila sa pag-antos.
Protektaran ko sila kay amo ini ang ginahandom nila.”[a]
Masaligan gid ang mga promisa sang Ginoo.
Pareho ini sang pilak nga masaligan gid nga puro
tungod kay ginpapuraw sa kalayo sing makapito ka beses.

Ginoo, tipigi kami permi,
kag ilikaw kami sa mga malaot sa tanan nga tion.
Kay bisan diin makita ang mga malaot
kag ginadayaw pa sang mga tawo ang kalautan.

Notas al pie

  1. 12:5 kay amo ini… nila: ukon, sa mga nagapakalain sa ila.