1 [To the Chief Musician upon Sheminith. A Psalm of David.] Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases, for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They each speak vanity with his neighbor. With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks proud things,
4 Who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?"
5 "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise," says the LORD. "I will set him in safety from him who puffs at him."
6 The words of the LORD are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this generation forever.
8 The wicked walk on every side when the vilest men are exalted.