1Help, LORD, for 1the godlymanceases to be, For the faithfuldisappear from among the sons of men.
They 2speakafalsehood to oneanother ; With 3flatteringblips and with a doubleheart they speak.
May the LORDcutoffallflatteringlips, The tongue that 4speaksgreatthings ;
4Who5have said, "With our tongue we will prevail ; Our lips are cour own; who is lord over us?"
5"Because of the 6devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now7I will arise," says the LORD ; "I will 8set him in the safety for which he longs."
The 9words of the LORD are purewords ; As silver10tried in a furnace on the earth, refinedseventimes.
You, O LORD, will keep them; You will 11preserve him from thisgenerationforever.
The 12wickedstrut about on everyside When d13vileness is exalted among the sons of men.