PS 12:2 \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.
PS 12:3 \12:2\They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
PS 12:4 \12:3\The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
PS 12:5 \12:4\Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
PS 12:6 \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.
PS 12:7 \12:6\The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
PS 12:8 \12:7\Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
PS 12:9 \12:8\The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.