1 To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. upon…: or, upon the eighth Help: or, Save
2 They 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
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: proud: Heb. great
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? are…: Heb. are with us
5 For 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
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou 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
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. men: Heb. of the sons of the men