12:1 For the Leader; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

12:2 Help, the Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

12:3 They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour; with flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.

12:4 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things!

12:5 Who have said: 'Our tongue will we make mighty; our lips are with us: who is lord over us?'

12:6 'For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise', saith the Lord; 'I will set him in safety at whom they puff.'

12:7 The words of the Lord are pure words, as silver tried in a crucible on the earth, refined seven times.

12:8 Thou wilt keep them, O the Lord; Thou wilt preserve us from this generation for ever.

12:9 The wicked walk on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.


Hebrew Transliteration

 12:1 lamnatsêach `al-hashemiyniyth mizmor ledhâvidh

12:2 hoshiy`âhAdonay kiy-ghâmar châsiydh kiy-phassu 'emuniym mibbenêy'âdhâm

12:3 shâve' yedhabberu 'iysh 'eth-rê`êhu sephath chalâqoth belêbh vâlêbhyedhabbêru

12:4 yakhrêth Adonay kol-siphthêy chalâqoth lâshon medhabberethgedholoth

12:5 'asher 'âmru lilshonênu naghbiyr sephâthêynu 'ittânu miy'âdhon lânu

12:6 mishodh `aniyyiym mê'anqath 'ebhyoniym `attâh 'âqumyo'mar Adonay 'âshiyth beyêsha` yâphiyach lo

12:7 'imaroth Adonay'amâroth thehoroth keseph tsâruph ba`aliyl lâ'ârets mezuqqâq shibh`âthâyim

12:8 'attâh-Adonay tishmerêm titserennu min-haddor zu le`olâm

12:9 sâbhiybh reshâ`iym yithhallâkhun kerum zulluth libhnêy 'âdhâm

This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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