1 Help, LORD, for godly people no longer exist; trustworthy people have disappeared from humanity. 2 Everyone speaks lies to his neighbor; they speak with flattering lips and hidden motives. 3 The LORD will cut off all slippery lips, and the tongue that boasts great things, 4 those who say, "By our tongues we will prevail; our lips belong to us. Who is master over us?"
5 "Because the poor are being oppressed, because the needy are sighing, I will now arise," says the LORD, "I will establish in safety those who yearn for it."
6 The words of the LORD are pure, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.