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.
7 You, LORD, will keep them safe, you will guard them from this generation forever. 8 The wicked, however, keep walking around, exalting the vileness of human beings. To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

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