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The first book of Psalms, song 12, Vulgate and King James Version

Psalm 12


   1 Magistro chori. Super octavam. PSALMUS. David.
   2 Salvum me fac, Domine, quoniam defecit sanctus, quoniam deminuti sunt fideles a filiis hominum.
   3 Vana locuti sunt unusquisque ad proximum suum; in labiis dolosis, in duplici corde locuti sunt.
   4 Disperdat Dominus universa labia dolosa et linguam magniloquam.
   5 Qui dixerunt: "Lingua nostra magnificabimur, labia nostra a nobis sunt; quis noster dominus est?".
   6 "Propter miseriam inopum et gemitum pauperum, nunc exsurgam, dicit Dominus; ponam in salutari illum, quem despiciunt".
   7 Eloquia Domini eloquia casta, argentum igne examinatum, separatum a terra, purgatum septuplum.
   8 Tu, Domine, servabis nos et custodies nos a generatione hac in aeternum. In circuitu impii ambulant, cum exaltantur sordes inter filios hominum.

King James Version

   To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
   1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
   2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
   3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
   4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
   5 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.
   6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
   7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
   8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

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