Psalm 12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Prayer Against Evil Tongues
1 For the leader; “upon the eighth.” A psalm of David.
2 Help, Lord, for no one loyal remains;
the faithful have vanished from the children of men.
3 They tell lies to one another,
speak with deceiving lips and a double heart.
4 May the Lord cut off all deceiving lips,
and every boastful tongue,
5 Those who say, “By our tongues we prevail;
when our lips speak, who can lord it over us?”
6 “Because they rob the weak, and the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will grant safety to whoever longs for it.”
7 The promises of the Lord are sure,
silver refined in a crucible,
silver purified seven times.
8 You, O Lord, protect us always;
preserve us from this generation.
9 On every side the wicked roam;
the shameless are extolled by the children of men.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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