Psalm 12

For the end, A Psalm of David, upon the eighth.

1 Save me, O Lord; for the godly man has failed; for 1truth is diminished from among the children of men. 2 Every one has spoken vanity to his neighbour: their lips are deceitful, they have spoken with a double heart. 3 Let the Lord destroy all the deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaks great words: 4 who have said, We will magnify our tongue; our lips are our own: who is Lord of us?

5 Because of the misery of the poor, and because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord, I will set them in safety; I will speak to them thereof openly. 6 The oracles of the Lord are pure oracles; as silver tried in the fire, proved in 2a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us, and shalt preserve us, from this generation, and for ever. 8 The ungodly walk around: according to thy greatness thou has greatly exalted the sons of men.

Psalm 13

For the end, a Psalm of David.

1 How long, O Lord, wilt thou forget me? for ever? how long wilt thou turn away thy face from me? 2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrows in my heart daily? how long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Look on me, hearken to me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep in death; 4 lest at any time mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him: my persecutors will exult if ever I should be moved.

5 But I have hoped in thy mercy; my heart shall exult in thy salvation. 6 I will sing to the Lord who has dealt bountifully with me, and I will sing psalms to the name of the Lord most high.

Psalm 14

For the end, Psalm of David.

1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They have corrupted themselves, and become abominable in their devices; there is none that does goodness, there is not even so much as one. 2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, to see if there were any that understood, or sought after god. 3 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become good for nothing, there is none that does good, no not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness;


their feet are swift to shed blood: destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known: there is no fear of God before their eyes.

4 Will not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people as they would eat bread? they have not called upon the Lord. 5 There were they alarmed with fear, where there was no fear; for God is in the righteous generation. 6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his hope. 7 Who will bring the salvation of Israel out of Sion? when the Lord brings back the captivity of his people, let Jacob exult, and Israel be glad.

1 Gr. truths are become rare.

2 Gr. the earth.


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