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Psalm 12

Yahweh Will Set the Needy in Safety

For the choir director. According to the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

Save, O Yahweh, for the holy man ceases to be,
For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
They speak worthlessness to one another;
With a flattering lip and with a double heart they speak.
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips,
The tongue that speaks great things;
Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail;
Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”
“Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy,
Now I will arise,” says Yahweh; “I will set him in the safety for which he longs.”

The words of Yahweh are pure words;
As silver tried in a furnace on the ground, refined seven times.
You, O Yahweh, will keep them;
You will guard him from this generation forever.
The wicked strut about on every side
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.