The Faithful Have Vanished
To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith.#12:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term A Psalm of David.
1Save, O Lord, for #Isa. 57:1; Mic. 7:2the godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
2Everyone #Ps. 41:6; 144:8 utters lies to his neighbor;
with #Ps. 5:9; Jer. 9:8; Rom. 16:18 flattering lips and #1 Chr. 12:33; James 1:8a double heart they speak.
3May the Lord cut off all #[See ver. 2 above] flattering lips,
the tongue that makes #Dan. 7:8; Rev. 13:5; [Ps. 17:10]great boasts,
4those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is master over us?”
5“Because #Ps. 9:12 the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
Isa. 33:10; [Ps. 82:8] I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the #See Ps. 55:18safety for which he longs.”
Ps. 18:30; 119:140; Prov. 30:5; [Ps. 19:8] The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.
7You, O Lord, will keep them;
you will guard us#12:7 Or guard him from this generation forever.
8On every side the wicked prowl,
as vileness is exalted among the children of man.