Psalms 12. Salvum me fac.
HELP me, LORD, for there is not one godly man left; * for the
faithful are minished from among the children of men.
2 They talk of vanity every one with his neighbour; * they do
but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double heart.
3 The LORD shall root out all deceitful lips, * and the tongue
that speaketh proud things;
4 Which have said, With our tongue will we prevail; * we are
they that ought to speak; who is lord over us?
5 Now, for the comfortless troubles' sake of the needy, * and
because of the deep sighing of the poor,
6 I will up, saith the LORD; * and will help every one from him
that swelleth against him, and will set him at rest.
7 The words of the LORD are pure words; * even as the silver
which from the earth is tried, and purified seven times in the
8 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD; * thou shalt preserve them from
this generation for ever.
9 The ungodly walk on every side: * when they are exalted, the
children of men are put to rebuke.