Psalms 12

The Faithful Have Vanished

To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith.
Probably a musical or liturgical term
A Psalm of David.

1 Save, O Lord, for bthe godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
2Everyone cutters lies to his neighbor;
with dflattering lips and ea double heart they speak.
3 May the Lord cut off all fflattering lips,
the tongue that makes ggreat boasts,
4those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is master over us?”
5 Because hthe poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
iI will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the jsafety for which he longs.”
6 kThe 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
Or  guard him
from this generation forever.
8On every side the wicked prowl,
as vileness is exalted among the children of man.
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