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Psalms 12

Psalms 12:1  
To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Psalms 12:2  
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psalms 12:3  
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Psalms 12:4  
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Psalms 12:5  
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

Psalms 12:6  
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psalms 12:7  
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

Psalms 12:8  
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.


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