1aHelp, LORD, because the godly are all gone; the faithful have completely disappeared from the human race!
Everyone tells lies to everyone else; they talk with slick speech and divided hearts.
Let the LORD cut off all slick-talking lips and every tongue that brags and brags,
that says, "We're unbeatable with our tongues! Who could get the best of us with lips like ours?"
But the LORD says, "Because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the needy, I'm now standing up. I will provide the help they are gasping for."b6
The LORD's promises are pure, like silver that's been refined in an oven, purified seven times over!
You, LORD, will keep us,c protecting us from this generation forever.
The wicked roam all over the place, while depravity is praised by human beings.