For the Music Director. According to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
1Help, Lord, for the godly man comes to an end,
for the faithful disappear from sons of men.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 They speak empty words, each with his own neighbor;
they speak with flattering lips and a double heart.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 The Lord will cut off all flattering lips,
and the tongue that speaks proud things,
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 who have said, “With our tongue will we prevail;
our lips are in our control, who is master over us?”
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 “Because the poor are plundered,
because the needy sigh,
now I will arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the safety for which he yearns.”
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 The words of the Lord are pure words;
they are silver tried in an earthen furnace
refined seven times.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 You will keep them, O Lord;
You will preserve them from this generation.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 The wicked walk on every side,
when the worthless of mankind are exalted.