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Psalms 12

Psalms 12:1  
For the chief music-maker on the Sheminith. A Psalm. Of David. Send help, Lord, for mercy has come to an end; there is no more faith among the children of men.

Psalms 12:2  
Everyone says false words to his neighbour: their tongues are smooth in their talk, and their hearts are full of deceit.

Psalms 12:3  
The smooth lips and the tongue of pride will be cut off by the Lord.

Psalms 12:4  
They have said, With our tongues will we overcome; our lips are ours: who is lord over us?

Psalms 12:5  
Because of the crushing of the poor and the weeping of those in need, now will I come to his help, says the Lord; I will give him the salvation which he is desiring.

Psalms 12:6  
The words of the Lord are true words: like silver tested by fire and burned clean seven times.

Psalms 12:7  
You will keep them, O Lord, you will keep them safe from this generation for ever.

Psalms 12:8  
The sinners are walking on every side, and evil is honoured among the children of men.


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