The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

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

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

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

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.

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven 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.” – Psalm 12 (KJV)




2 Comments

  1. Again the scriptures show they are as timeless a word as ever.

    Interesting article an I offer a possible quote:

    When good governments go bad
    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-10/fm-wgg100920.php

    “We noted the potential for failure caused by an internal factor that might have been manageable if properly anticipated,” says Richard Blanton, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Purdue University and the study’s lead author. “We refer to an inexplicable failure of the principal leadership to uphold values and norms that had long guided the actions of previous leaders, followed by a subsequent loss of citizen confidence in the leadership and government and collapse.”

  2. Psalm 12: Proud Words vs. Pure Words
    Heading: For the choir director. According to sheminith.[a] A psalm by David.

    The Proud Words of the Ungodly
    1 Save us, Lord, for the merciful have disappeared.
    The faithful have vanished from among mankind.

    2 Everyone speaks falsehood to his neighbor.
    Their flattering lips speak double-talk.[b]
    3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips.
    May he cut off every tongue that speaks boastfully,
    4 which says, “With our tongues we will establish our power.
    We say what we please.[c] Who is lord over us?”

    The Pure Words of the Lord
    5 “Because of the destruction of the oppressed,
    because of the groaning of the poor,
    now I will rise up,” says the Lord.
    “I will keep him safe from the one who puffs against him.”[d]
    6 The words of the Lord are pure words,
    like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
    7 You, Lord, will keep them safe.
    You will protect them from such people forever.
    8 The wicked strut around
    when depravity is honored by the children of Adam. – Psalm 12 (EHV)

    Footnotes
    [a] Psalm 12:1 Sheminith is apparently derived from the Hebrew word for eight. It may refer to an eight-stringed instrument, to the bass voice, to low-pitched stringed instruments, or, most likely, to a method for tuning a stringed instrument (1 Chronicles 15:21).
    [b] Psalm 12:2 Literally speak with a heart and a heart
    [c] Psalm 12:4 Literally our lips are with us
    [d] Psalm 12:5 Or in the safety he desires

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