Psalm 12 New Life Version (NLV)
12 Help, Lord! For God-like men are here no more. The faithful can no longer be seen among the sons of men. 2 They lie to each other. Their lips speak with sweet-sounding words that are not true. 3 May the Lord cut off all lips of false respect, and the tongue that speaks of great things. 4 They say, “We can win with our tongues. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?”
5 “Because of the suffering of the weak, and because of the cries of the poor, I will now rise up,” says the Lord. “I will keep him safe as he has wanted to be.”
6 The words of the Lord are pure words. They are like silver that has been made pure seven times in a stove of earth. 7 O Lord, You will keep us. You will keep us safe forever from the people of this day. 8 The sinful walk on every side when bad actions are held in honor among the sons of men.