For the director of music. Upon the ·sheminith [L eighth; C a reference to an eight-stringed instrument or possibly the manner of singing]. A psalm of David.
12 Save me, Lord, because the ·good [faithful; godly; covenantal; loyal] people are all gone; ·no true believers are left on earth [L the faithful have vanished among humanity]. 2 Everyone ·lies [L speaks falsehood] to his neighbors; they ·say one thing and mean another [speak with flattering lips and with a double heart/L heart and heart]. 3 The Lord will ·stop [L cut off] those flattering lips and those bragging tongues. 4 They say, “Our tongues will ·help us win [prevail]. ·We can say what we wish [L Our lips belong to us]; ·no one [L who…?] is our master.”
5 But the Lord says, “I will now rise up, because the ·poor [weak] are ·being hurt [destroyed; plundered; oppressed]. Because of the ·moans [groans; sighs] of the ·helpless [needy], I will give them the ·help [victory] they ·want [long for].” 6 The Lord’s ·words [or promises] are ·pure [flawless], like silver ·purified [refined] ·by fire [or in a furnace], ·purified [refined] seven times over [18:30; 119:140].
7 Lord, you will ·keep us safe [L guard/protect them]; you will always ·protect [guard] us from such ·people [a generation]. 8 But the wicked ·are [L walk] all around us; ·everyone loves what is wrong [L what is vile is lifted up among the sons of man/humanity].
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
For the best Bible Gateway experience, upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus. For less than the cost of a latte each month, you'll gain access to a vast digital Bible study library and reduced banner ads to minimize distractions from God's Word. Try it free for 30 days!