Psalms 12 (asv)
For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
12:2They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor:
With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
The tongue that speaketh great things;
12:4Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;
12:5Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy,
Now will I arise, saith Jehovah;
I will set him in the safety he panteth for.
Purified seven times.
12:7Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah,
Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.
12:8The wicked walk on every side,
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.