A Psalm of David.

1 Help Lord, for there is not a godly man left:

for the faithful are failed from among the children

of men.

2 They speak deceitfully every one with his

neighbor, flattering with their lips, and speak with

a double heart

3 The Lord cut off all flattering lips, and the

tongue that speaketh proud things:

4 Which have said, With our tongue will we

prevail; our lips are our own; who is Lord over us?

5 Now for the oppression of the needy, and

for the sighs of the poor, I will up, saith the Lord,

and will set at liberty him, whom the wicked hath

[snared].

6 The words of the Lord are pure words, as the

silver, tried in a furnace of earth, fined sevenfold.

7 Thou wilt keep them, O Lord; thou wilt

preserve him from this generation forever.

8 The wicked walk on every side; when they are

exalted, it is a shame for the sons of men.

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