New International Version

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 anymore;
    those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
Everyone lies to their neighbor;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbor 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 forever from the wicked,
who freely strut about
    when what is vile is honored by the human race.

  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

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。