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Psalm 12:1-3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Psalm 12

To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.

Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth;
for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour:
with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips,
and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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Psalm 12:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 12[a]

For the director of music. According to sheminith.[b] A psalm of David.

Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
    those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
Everyone lies to their neighbor;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbor deception in their hearts.

May the Lord silence all flattering lips
    and every boastful tongue—

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-8 is numbered 12:2-9.
  2. Psalm 12:1 Title: Probably a musical term
New International Version (NIV)

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