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Psalms 12:1 ←
Help, Yahweh; for the godly man ceases. For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
Psalms 12:2 ←
Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart.
Psalms 12:3 ←
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,
Psalms 12:4 ←
who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?”
Psalms 12:5 ←
“Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says Yahweh; “I will set him in safety from those who malign him.”
Psalms 12:6 ←
Yahweh’s words are flawless words, as silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.
You will keep them, Yahweh. You will preserve them from this generation forever.
Psalms 12:8 ←
The wicked walk on every side, when what is vile is exalted among the sons of men.