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Psalm 12


The Faithful Have Vanished



 TO THE CHOIRMASTER: ACCORDING TO THE SHEMINITH. A PSALM OF DAVID. 


      1 Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone; 

      for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man. 

      2 Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; 

      with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 


      3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, 

      the tongue that makes great boasts, 

      4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, 

      our lips are with us; who is master over us?” 


      5 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, 

      I will now arise,” says the LORD; 

      “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.” 

      6 The words of the LORD are pure words, 

      like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, 

      purified seven times. 


      7 You, O LORD, will keep them; 

      you will guard us from this generation forever. 

      8 On every side the wicked prowl, 

      as vileness is exalted among the children of man.