1 Help, LORD, for the holy man ceases, for the faithful fail from among the sons of men. 2 They speak falsehood everyone with his neighbor. With flattering lip, and with a double heart, they speak. 3 LORD will cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaks great things, 4 who have said, With our tongue will we prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?
5 Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, now I will arise, says LORD. I will set him in the safety he gasps for.
6 The words of LORD are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace on the earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou will keep them, O LORD. Thou will preserve them from this generation forever. 8 The wicked walk on every side when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.