Psalms 12

Psalms 12

Man’s Treachery and God’s Constancy
To the Chief Musician. #Ps. 6:titleOn an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David.
1Help, Lord, for the godly man #(Is. 57:1); Mic. 7:2ceases!
For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
2#Ps. 10:7; 41:6They speak idly everyone with his neighbor;
With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
3May the Lord 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?”
5“For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
Now I will arise,” says the Lord;
“I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
6The words of the Lord are #2 Sam. 22:31; Ps. 18:30; 119:140; Prov. 30:5pure words,
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
Purified seven times.
7You shall keep them, O Lord,
You shall preserve them from this generation forever.
8The wicked prowl on every side,
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

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