Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Psalm 12

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

1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful any more;
   those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
2 Everyone lies to their neighbour;
   they flatter with their lips
   but harbour deception in their hearts.
3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips
   and every boastful tongue –
4 those who say,
   ‘By our tongues we will prevail;
   our own lips will defend us – who is lord over us?’
5 ‘Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
   I will now arise,’ says the Lord.
   ‘I will protect them from those who malign them.’
6 And the words of the Lord are flawless,
   like silver purified in a crucible,
   like gold refined seven times.
7 You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
   and will protect us for ever from the wicked,
8 who freely strut about
   when what is vile is honoured by the human race.

LORD watch my lips today may they honour you and speak the truth.  Amen.

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