The Faithful Have Vanished

To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

1 Save, O LORD, for 1the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.

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2 Everyone 2utters lies to his neighbor; with 3flattering lips and 4a double heart they speak.

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3 May the LORD cut off all 5flattering lips, the tongue that makes 6great boasts,

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      4 those who say, "With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?"
      5 "Because 7the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, 8I will now arise," says the LORD; "I will place him in the 9safety for which he longs."

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      6 10The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

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      7 You, O LORD, will keep them; you will guard usa from this generation forever.

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        • s 12:7 - Or guard him
          8 On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man.