“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.” Psalm 12:1-8 (KJB)
REFERENCES: 2:1; 66:10; Isaiah 59:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:5; James 1:8; Proverbs 18:21; 29:12; 30:5; Genesis 3:5; Micah 7:8-9; Jude 1:1; 1 Peter 1:5; Job 30:8