Psalm 12 of David the Shepherd King

Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: 

with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; 

our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

For the oppression of the poor, 

for the sighing of the needy, 

now will I arise, saith the Lord; 

I will set him in safety 

from him that puffeth at him.

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, 

purified seven times.

Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, 

thou shalt preserve them 

from this generation for ever.

The wicked walk on every side, 

when the vilest men are exalted.

Please share your reflections on this psalm with me.  Thanks! - Bob Wilhelm

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