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Psalm 12 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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God a Helper against the Treacherous.

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For the Chief Musician; set to the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
Help, Jehovah; for the godly man ceaseth;
For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
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They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor:
With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
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Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips,
The tongue that speaketh great things;
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Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;
Our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
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Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy,
Now will I arise, saith Jehovah;
I will set him in the safety he panteth for.
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The words of Jehovah are pure words;
As silver tried in a furnace on the earth,
Purified seven times.
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Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah,
Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.
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The wicked walk on every side,
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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