New International Version - UK

Psalm 12

Psalm 12[a]

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

Help, Lord, for no one is faithful any more;
    those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
Everyone lies to their neighbour;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbour deception in their hearts.

May the Lord silence all flattering lips
    and every boastful tongue –
those who say,
    ‘By our tongues we will prevail;
    our own lips will defend us – who is lord over us?’

‘Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
    I will now arise,’ says the Lord.
    ‘I will protect them from those who malign them.’
And the words of the Lord are flawless,
    like silver purified in a crucible,
    like gold[c] refined seven times.

You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
    and will protect us for ever from the wicked,
who freely strut about
    when what is vile is honoured by the human race.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-8 is numbered 12:2-9.
  2. Psalm 12:1 Title: Probably a musical term
  3. Psalm 12:6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text earth

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 12

Mmoa mpaebɔ

1Boa yɛn, Awurade! Ɛnkaa onipa pa baako mpo. Nokwafo nni hɔ bio.

Wɔn nyinaa didi wɔn ho atoro. Wɔka nsɛm a ɛyɛ dɛ de sisi wɔn ho wɔn ho.

O Awurade, ka tɛkrɛma a ɛdaadaa no nyinaa hyɛ. To ano a etu ne ho a ɛka se,

“Yɛnam yɛn nsɛm so nya nea yɛhwehwɛ. Yɛbɛka nea yɛpɛ biara, na obiara rentumi nsiw yɛn ano” no.

Nanso, Awurade ka se, “Afei, mɛba efisɛ, wɔrehaw mmɔborɔfo, na wɔn a wɔakyere wɔn no nso repene wɔ wɔn yaw mu. Mɛbɔ wɔn ho ban sɛnea wɔhwehwɛ no.”

Awurade bɔhyɛ yɛ nokware. Ɛyɛ kronn sɛ dwetɛ a wɔahoa ho mpɛn ason wɔ fononoo mu. O Awurade, bɔ yɛn ho ban daa, na kora yɛn so fi saa nnebɔneyɛfo no nsam. Efisɛ amumɔyɛfo nenam baabiara, na obiara kamfo wɔn amumɔyɛ no.