Psalm 12

  1. At the end. Over the eighth. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid.
  2. Save me, O Lord, a devout one has failed,
    because truths became scarce among the sons of humanity.
  3. Each spoke vanities to his neighbor;
    lips are deceitful, in the heart and in the heart they spoke.
  4. May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips
    and a boastful tongue,
  5. those who say, “Our tongue we will magnify;
    our lips are our own
    — who is our lord?”
  6. “Due to the misery of the poor
    and due to the groaning of the needy,
    I will now rise up,” says the Lord;
    “I will place in safety; I will speak boldly against it.”
  7. The sayings of the Lord are pure sayings,
    silver refined by fire, tested for earth,
    cleansed sevenfold.
  8. You, O Lord, you will guard us,
    and you will preserve us from this generation and forever.
  9. All around the impious are circling;
    according to your exalted state you cared for the sons of humanity.


Verse 6

“poor”: same word for ‘poor’ (PTŌChOS) as in Matt 5:3 “Blessed are the poor”