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Psalm 12 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Oppression by the Wicked

For the choir director: according to Sheminith. A psalm of David.

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Help, LORD, for no faithful one remains;

the loyal have disappeared from the human race.[fn]

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They lie to one another;

they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.

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May the LORD cut off all flattering lips

and the tongue that speaks boastfully.

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They say, “Through our tongues we have power;

our lips are our own ​— ​who can be our master? ”

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“Because of the devastation of the needy

and the groaning of the poor,

I will now rise up,” says the LORD.

“I will provide safety for the one who longs for it.”

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The words of the LORD are pure words,

like silver refined in an earthen furnace,

purified seven times.

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You, LORD, will guard us;[fn]

you will protect us[fn] from this generation forever.

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The wicked prowl[fn] all around,

and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.

CSB Footnotes
Or the descendants of Adam, also in v. 8
Some Hb mss, LXX, Jer; other Hb mss read them
Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss read him
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