The wicked are all around us (Ps 12:1-12:2)

To the choirmaster leader, according to the Sheminith, a psalm of David.

“Help!

Yahweh!

There is no longer anyone who is godly.

The faithful have disappeared from humankind.

They utter lies to each other.

They speak

With flattering lips.

They speak

With a double heart.”

Once again, Psalm 12 is another short psalm like Psalm 11. However, there is this note about Sheminith, the Hebrew word for 8th so that it may mean to sing this psalm in an 8th key or octave, perhaps the lowest male note. This generally means a lament as the choirmaster must note this. As usual, this is also a psalm of David. However, there is no mention of stringed instrument like in Psalm 6. There is no mention of the circumstances of David in this short Psalm 12. He clearly wanted Yahweh to help him because there are no more faithful ones, no more godly people around him. Everyone was lying and using double speak. All the faithful ones had disappeared.

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