God, a Helper against the Treacherous.

1 Help, LORD, for 1the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
2 They 2speak falsehood to one another; With 3flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.
4 Who 5have said, "With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?"
5 "Because of the 6devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now 7I will arise," says the LORD; "I will 8set him in the safety for which he longs."
6 The 9words of the LORD are pure words; As silver 10tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.
7 You, O LORD, will keep them; You will 11preserve him from this generation forever.
8 The 12wicked strut about on every side When 13vileness is exalted among the sons of men.