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Psalms 12

1

Help, O LORD, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!

2

Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and insincere hearts.

3

May the LORD bring their flattery to an end and silence their proud tongues.

4

They say, "We will lie to our hearts' content. Our lips are our own--who can stop us?"

5

The LORD replies, "I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do."

6

The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.

7

Therefore, LORD, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation,

8

even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.

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