Psalms 12

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

To the Overcomer upon Sheminith,
A Psalm of David.

1Help, LORD; for the merciful man ceases, for the faithful fail from among the children of men. 2Each one speaks vanity with his neighbour: they speak with flattering lips and with a double heart. 3The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks proud things: 4Who have said, With our tongue we will prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? 5For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise, saith the LORD; I will set in safety the one whom the wicked one has ensnared. 6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. 8The wicked press in on every side when the vilest men are exalted.