Psalm 11

1. In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
3. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do ?"
4. The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.
5. The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates.
6. On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
7. For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.

Psalm 12

1. Help, LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.
2. Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.
3. May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue
4. that says, "We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips --who is our master?"
5. "Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."
6. And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.
7. O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.
8. The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.

Psalm 13

1. How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
2. How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3. Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
4. my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5. But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.