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Psalm 12:6–8

gThe words of the Lord are pure words:

As silver gtried in a furnace of earth, hpurified iseven times.

Thou shalt keep them, O Lord,

Thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

The wicked walk on every side,

When the vilest men are exalted.

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Psalm 12:6–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

And the words of the Lord are flawless,

like silver purified in a crucible,

like gold refined seven times.

You, Lord, will keep the needy safe

and will protect us forever from the wicked,

who freely strut about

when what is vile is honored by the human race.

Psalm 12:6–8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The words of the Lord are pure words,

like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,

purified seven times.

You, O Lord, will keep them;

you will guard us from this generation forever.

On every side the wicked prowl,

as vileness is exalted among the children of man.

Psalm 12:6–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord’s promises are pure,

like silver refined in a furnace,

purified seven times over.

Therefore, Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed,

preserving them forever from this lying generation,

even though the wicked strut about,

and evil is praised throughout the land.

Psalm 12:6–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The words of the Lord are pure words,

Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,

Purified seven times.

You shall keep them, O Lord,

You shall preserve them from this generation forever.

The wicked prowl on every side,

When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

Psalm 12:6–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord’s words are pure,

like silver purified by fire,

like silver purified seven times over.

Lord, you will keep us safe;

you will always protect us from such people.

But the wicked are all around us;

everyone loves what is wrong.

Psalm 12:6–8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

The words of Jehovah are pure words;

As silver tried in a furnace on the earth,

Purified seven times.

Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah,

Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.

The wicked walk on every side,

When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

Psalm 12:6–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The words of Jehovah are pure words, silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou, Jehovah, wilt keep them, thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever. The wicked walk about on every side, when vileness is exalted among the children of men.

Psalm 12:6–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The promises of the Lord are pure, 

like silver refined in a furnaceand purified seven times. 

O Lord, you will protect them. 

You will keep each one safe from those people forever. 

Wicked people parade around 

when immorality increases among Adam’s descendants. 

Psalm 12:6–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The words of the Lord are pure words,

like silver refined in an earthen furnace,

purified seven times.

You, Lord, will guard us;

You will protect us from this generation forever.

The wicked wander everywhere,

and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.

Psalm 12:6–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure,

silver refined in a furnace on the ground,

purified seven times.

You, O Lord, will protect us;

you will guard us from this generation forever.

On every side the wicked prowl,

as vileness is exalted among humankind.

Psalm 12:6–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The words of Yahweh are pure words

like silver refined in the crucible on the ground,

refined seven times.

You, O Yahweh, will protect them.

You will preserve him

from this generation always.

The wicked prowl about

when vileness is exalted among the children of humankind.

Psalm 12:6–8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The words of the Lord are perfect.

They are like silver made pure in a clay furnace.

They are like silver made pure seven times over.

Lord, you will keep us safe.

You will always keep sinners from hurting us.

Proud and sinful people walk around openly

when the evil they do is praised by others.

Psalm 12:6–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The words of the Lord are pure words;

As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

You, O Lord, will keep them;

You will preserve him from this generation forever.

The wicked strut about on every side

When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.


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