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World English Bible

Psalm 12 (WEBP)

[1] Help, Yahweh; for the godly man ceases. For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
[2] Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart.
[3] May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,
[4] who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?”
[5] “Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says Yahweh; “I will set him in safety from those who malign him.”
[6] Yahweh’s words are flawless words, as silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.
[7] You will keep them, Yahweh. You will preserve them from this generation forever.
[8] The wicked walk on every side, when what is vile is exalted among the sons of men.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 12 (KJVS)

[1] «To the chief Musician H5329 (8764) upon Sheminith H8067, A Psalm H4210 of David H1732.» Help H3467 (8685), LORD H3068; for the godly man H2623 ceaseth H1584 (8804); for the faithful H539 (8803) fail H6461 (8804) from among the children H1121 of men H120.
[2] They speak H1696 (8762) vanity H7723 every one H376 with his neighbour H7453: [with] flattering H2513 lips H8193 [and] with a double H3820 heart H3820 do they speak H1696 (8762).
[3] The LORD H3068 shall cut off H3772 (8686) all flattering H2513 lips H8193, [and] the tongue H3956 that speaketh H1696 (8764) proud H1419 things:
[4] Who have said H559 (8804), With our tongue H3956 will we prevail H1396 (8686); our lips H8193 [are] our own: who [is] lord H113 over us?
[5] For the oppression H7701 of the poor H6041, for the sighing H603 of the needy H34, now will I arise H6965 (8799), saith H559 (8799) the LORD H3068; I will set H7896 (8799) [him] in safety H3468 [from him that] puffeth H6315 (8686) at him.
[6] The words H565 of the LORD H3068 [are] pure H2889 words H565: [as] silver H3701 tried H6884 (8803) in a furnace H5948 of earth H776, purified H2212 (8794) seven times H7659.
[7] Thou shalt keep H8104 (8799) them, O LORD H3068, thou shalt preserve H5341 (8799) them from this H2098 generation H1755 for ever H5769.
[8] The wicked H7563 walk H1980 (8691) on every side H5439, when the vilest H2149 men H1121 H120 are exalted H7311 (8800).

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 12 (YLT)

[1] Save, Jehovah, for the saintly hath failed, For the stedfast have ceased From the sons of men:
[2] Vanity they speak each with his neighbour, Lip of flattery! With heart and heart they speak.
[3] Jehovah doth cut off all lips of flattery, A tongue speaking great things,
[4] Who said, ‘By our tongue we do mightily: Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?’
[5] Because of the spoiling of the poor, Because of the groaning of the needy, Now do I arise, saith Jehovah, I set in safety him who doth breathe for it.
[6] Sayings of Jehovah are pure sayings; Silver tried in a furnace of earth refined sevenfold.
[7] Thou, O Jehovah, dost preserve them, Thou keepest us from this generation to the age.
[8] Around the wicked walk continually, According as vileness is exalted by sons of men!