Psalms 12:1-8 . The pride and deceit of the wicked provokes God's wrath, whose promise to avenge the cause of pious sufferers will be verified even amidst prevailing iniquity.
1. the faithful--or literally, "faithfulness" ( Psalms 31:23 ).
2. The want of it is illustrated by the prevalence of deceit and instability.
3, 4. Boasting ( Daniel 7:25 ) is, like flattery, a species of lying.
lips, and . . . tongue--for persons.
8. The wicked roam undisturbed doing evil, when vileness and vile men are exalted.