Psalm 12

Salvum me fac
1
Help me, O Lord, for there is no godly one left; *
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of men.
2
They speak falsely, every one with his neighbor; *
they flatter with their lips and deceive with a double heart.
3
The Lord shall root out all deceitful lips *
and the tongues that speak proud things,
4
Which have said, “With our tongue will we prevail; *
our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”
5
“Now because of the trouble of the needy *
and because of the deep sighing of the poor,
6
I will rise up,” says the Lord, *
“and will give help to every one who longs for it.”
7
The words of the Lord are pure words, even as silver that is tried in the furnace *
and as gold that is purified seven times in the fire.
8
Preserve us, O Lord, and save us *
from this perverse and evil generation.
9
The ungodly walk on every side *
when wickedness is exalted among the children of men.

Psalm 13

Usque quo, Domine?
1
How long will you utterly forget me, O Lord? *
How long will you hide your face from me?
2
How long shall I seek counsel in my soul and be so vexed in my heart? *
How long shall my enemy triumph over me?
3
Consider and hear me, O Lord my God; *
give light to my eyes, that I sleep not in death,
4
Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him”; *
for if I am cast down, those who trouble me will rejoice.
5
But my trust is in your mercy, *
and my heart is joyful in your salvation.
6
I will sing of the Lord, because he has dealt so lovingly with me; *
indeed, I will praise the Name of the Lord Most High.

Psalm 14

Dixit insipiens
1
The fool has said in his heart, *
“There is no God.”
2
They are corrupt and have become abominable in their doings; *
there is none that does good, no not one.
3
The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, *
to see if there were any who would understand and seek after God.
4
But they have all gone astray; they have altogether become abominable; *
there is none that does good, no not one.
5
Have they no knowledge, all those workers of evil, *
who eat up my people as bread, and call not upon the Lord?
6
There were they brought into great fear, even where no fear was; *
for God is in the generation of the righteous.
7
Though you have made a mockery of the counsel of the poor, *
yet they put their trust in the Lord.
8
Who shall give salvation unto Israel out of Zion? *
When the Lord restores his captive people, then shallJacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.