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1 Help, The 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, The 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. Psalm 13 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.