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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.