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1 (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.

2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

5 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 from him that puffeth at him.

6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 12 Bible commentary...

The psalmist begs help of God, because there were none among men whom he durst trust.

- This psalm furnishes good thoughts for bad times; a man may comfort himself with such meditations and prayers. Let us see what makes the times bad, and when they may be said to be so. Ask the children of this world, What makes the times bad? they will tell you, Scarcity of money, decay of trade, and the desolations of war, make the times bad: but the Scripture lays the badness of the times on causes of another nature, #2Ti 3:1, &c.|: perilous times shall come, for sin shall abound; and of this David complains. When piety decays times really are bad. He who made man's mouth will call him to an account for his proud, profane, dissembling, or even useless words. When the poor and needy are oppressed, then the times are very bad. God himself takes notice of the oppression of the poor, and the sighing of the needy. When wickedness abounds, and is countenanced by those in authority, then the times are very bad. See with what good things we are here furnished for such bad times; and we cannot tell what times we may be reserved for. 1. We have a God to go to, from whom we may ask and expect the redress of all our grievances. 2. God will certainly punish and restrain false and proud men. 3. God will work deliverance for his oppressed people. His help is given in the fittest time. Though men are false, God is faithful; though they are not to be trusted, God is. The preciousness of God's word is compared to silver refined to the highest degree. How many proofs have been given of its power and truth! God will secure his chosen remnant, however bad the times are. As long as the world stands, there will be a generation of proud and wicked men. But all God's people are put into the hands of Christ our Saviour; there they are in safety, for none can pluck them thence; being built on Him, the Rock, they are safe, notwithstanding temptation or persecution come with ever so much force upon them.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 12...


Marlene's Psalms Chapter 12 comment on 4/12/2014, 5:06pm...

For me Psalm 12 let 's us know that God has our backs against the enemy who wants us to suffer the things God will bless us with n His protection


Jeff's Psalms Chapter 12 comment about verse 6 on 4/05/2014, 4:55pm...

i was taught the 7 times was the 7 english translatons 1. wycliffe in 1382 2.tyndale 1532 3.coverdale 1537 4.matthews 1537 5.coverdale great bible 1539 6. geneva 1562 ? hard to read my notes on that one.7.bishops 1565 king james 1611 is number 8 which 8 means new beginings


JFACE ABUCHI's Psalms Chapter 12 comment about verse 7 on 2/07/2014, 7:50am...



Oliadine's Psalms Chapter 12 comment on 1/24/2014, 3:07pm...

I trust God, for His grace that is forever more. He want us to live pure without sin,so we have to repent and be faithful.


James's Psalms Chapter 12 comment about verse 6 on 1/02/2014, 2:07pm...

Context is everything: The nearest antecedent to 'them' is words not the righteous or us. Therefore it is the Words of God that are preserved from age to age.


Vernon's Psalms Chapter 12 comment about verse 8 on 11/22/2013, 6:35am...

I think this vs is the reason society is so bad right now.... consider our relationships and marriages, how bad they have become.... this verse readily explains why we exshurt these celebrities and fhey are vile, evil, covetous, lewd, drug using, audultris liars.... and our society have become just like them


Robert's Psalms Chapter 12 comment about verse 6 on 11/19/2013, 8:27am...

The KJV has been tested seven times and still holds the perfect meaning.

All other are a blasphemy.


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