Psalm 12 HNV

1 <> Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases. For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 Everyone lies to his neighbor. With flattering lips, and with a double heart, do they speak.
3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that boasts,
4 Who have said, "With our tongue will we prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?"
5 "Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in safety from those who malign him."
6 The words of the LORD are flawless words, As silver refined in a clay furnace, purified seven times.
7 You will keep them, LORD, You will preserve them from this generation forever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, When what is vile is exalted among the sons of men.