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Psalm 12Common English Bible (CEB)

Psalm 12

For the music leader. According to the Sheminith.[a] A psalm of David.

12 Help, Lord, because the godly are all gone;
    the faithful have completely disappeared
    from the human race!
Everyone tells lies to everyone else;
    they talk with slick speech and divided hearts.
Let the Lord cut off all slick-talking lips
    and every tongue that brags and brags,
    that says, “We’re unbeatable with our tongues!
    Who could get the best of us with lips like ours?”

But the Lord says,
    “Because the poor are oppressed,
    because of the groans of the needy,
    I’m now standing up.
    I will provide the help they are gasping for.”[b]
The Lord’s promises are pure,
    like silver that’s been refined in an oven,
    purified seven times over!

You, Lord, will keep us,[c]
    protecting us from this generation forever.
The wicked roam all over the place,
    while depravity is praised by human beings.


  1. Psalm 12:1 Perhaps a reference to an eight-string instrument; also in Ps 6
  2. Psalm 12:5 Heb uncertain
  3. Psalm 12:7 LXX; MT keep them
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