Psalms 12

To the Overseer, on the octave. --A Psalm of David. Save, Jehovah, for the saintly hath failed, For the stedfast have ceased From the sons of men: Vanity they speak each with his neighbour, Lip of flattery! With heart and heart they speak. Jehovah doth cut off all lips of flattery, A tongue speaking great things, Who said, `By our tongue we do mightily: Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?' Because of the spoiling of the poor, Because of the groaning of the needy, Now do I arise, saith Jehovah, I set in safety him who doth breathe for it. Sayings of Jehovah are pure sayings; Silver tried in a furnace of earth refined sevenfold. Thou, O Jehovah, dost preserve them, Thou keepest us from this generation to the age. Around the wicked walk continually, According as vileness is exalted by sons of men!

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