Monday, March 19, 2012

Psalm 12


This week's Psalm is Psalm 12.
This is from the NIV.
Psalm 12 [a]

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

1 Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore;

those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.


2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;

they flatter with their lips

but harbor deception in their hearts.


3 May the LORD silence all flattering lips

and every boastful tongue—


4 those who say,

“By our tongues we will prevail;

our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”

5 “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.”


6 And the words of the LORD are flawless,

like silver purified in a crucible,

like gold[c] refined seven times.

 
7 You, LORD, will keep the needy safe

and will protect us forever from the wicked,


8 who freely strut about

when what is vile is honored by the human race.


Footnotes:

a.Psalm 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-8 is numbered 12:2-9.

b.Psalm 12:1 Title: Probably a musical term

c.Psalm 12:6 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text earth
 
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