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.
Psalm 12 New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. According to sheminith.[b] A psalm of David.
1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips
5 “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
7 You, Lord, will keep the needy safe