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New Living Translation Bible

Psalms 12

1

  Help, O LORD, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!

2

  Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and insincere hearts.

3

  May the LORD bring their flattery to an end and silence their proud tongues.

4

  They say, "We will lie to our hearts' content. Our lips are our own--who can stop us?"

5

  The LORD replies, "I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do."

6

  The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.

7

  Therefore, LORD, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation,

8

  even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.

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