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In Psalms 12:2, the narrator turns to God, beseeching him: “Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.” The chief flaw the narrator finds among the people he speaks of is found in the nature of the words they speak: “They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor; with flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak” (Ps. 12:3)....