Save, O LORD, for 1the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
Everyone 2utters lies to his neighbor; with 3flattering lips and 4a double heart they speak.
May the LORD cut off all 5flattering lips, the tongue that makes 6great boasts,
those who say, "With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?"
"Because 7the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, 8I will now arise," says the LORD; "I will place him in the 9safety for which he longs."
10The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
You, O LORD, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever.
On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man.