Sunday Psalm: 12 -- "I Will Rise Up To Rescue Them"

Psalm 12

New Living Translation (NLT)

 1 Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing!

      The faithful have vanished from the earth!

 2 Neighbors lie to each other,
      speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.
 3 May the Lord cut off their flattering lips
      and silence their boastful tongues.
 4 They say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content.
      Our lips are our own—who can stop us?”
 5 The Lord replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless,
      and I have heard the groans of the poor.
   Now I will rise up to rescue them,
      as they have longed for me to do.”
 6 The Lord’s promises are pure,
      like silver refined in a furnace,
      purified seven times over.
 7 Therefore, Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed,
      preserving them forever from this lying generation,
 8 even though the wicked strut about,
      and evil is praised throughout the land.