To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
1Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.upon…: or, upon the eighthHelp: or, Save
2They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.a double…: Heb. an heart and an heart
3The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:proud: Heb. great
4Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?are…: Heb. are with us
5For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.puffeth…: or, would ensnare him
6The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.them from: Heb. him, etc.: that is, every one of them, etc.
8The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.men: Heb. of the sons of the men