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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 12:1-8

To the director on the lower octave.*+ A melody of David. 12  Do save [me],*+ O Jehovah, for the loyal one has come to an end;+ For faithful people have vanished from the sons of men.   Untruth they keep speaking one to the other;+ With a smooth lip+ they keep speaking even with a double heart.*+   Jehovah will cut off all smooth lips, The tongue speaking great things,+   Those who have said: “With our tongue we shall prevail.+ Our lips are with us. Who will be a master to us?”   “Because of the despoiling of the afflicted ones, because of the sighing of the poor ones,+ I shall at this time arise,” says Jehovah.+ “I shall put [him] in safety from anyone that puffs at him.”+   The sayings of Jehovah are pure sayings,+ As silver refined in a smelting furnace* of earth, clarified seven times.   You yourself, O Jehovah, will guard them;+ You will preserve each one from this generation to time indefinite.   The wicked ones walk all around, Because vileness is exalted among the sons of men.+

Footnotes

“On the lower octave.” Heb., ʽal-hash·shemi·nith′. See 6:Sup ftn.
“Me,” LXXVg; MSy omit.
Lit., “with a heart and a heart.”
“A smelting furnace,” T. Possibly, “an entrance.” The meaning is uncertain.