1 To the chiefe Musician vpon Sheminith. A Psalme of Dauid. Helpe Lord, for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithfull faile from among the children of men.
2 They speake vanitie euery one with his neighbour: with flattering lips, and with a double heart do they speake.
3 The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.
4 Who haue said, with our tongue wil we preuaile, our lips are our owne: who is Lord ouer vs?
5 For the oppression of the poore, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise (saith the Lord,) I will set him in safetie from him that puffeth at him.
6 The wordes of the Lord are pure wordes: as siluer tried in a fornace of earth purified seuen times.
7 Thou shalt keepe them, (O Lord,) thou shalt preserue them, from this generation for euer.
8 The wicked walke on euery side, when the vilest men are exalted.