Oppression by the Wicked
For the choir director: according to Sheminith. #1Ch 15:21Ps 6 title A Davidic psalm.
1Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains;
the loyal have disappeared from the human race. #Ps 14:2-353:2-3Mc 7:2
2They lie to one another;
they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts. #Ps 41:6|NoBook| 144:8Jr 9:8
3May the Lord cut off all flattering lips
and the tongue that speaks boastfully. #Ps 5:9
4They say, “Through our tongues we have power; # Lit That say, “By our tongues we are strengthened
our lips are our own — who can be our master? ” #Ps 73:8-9
5“Because of the oppression of the afflicted
and the groaning of the poor,
I will now rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will put the one who longs for it in a safe place.” #Ps 9:18|NoBook| 72:4
6The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in an earthen furnace,
purified seven times. #Ps 18:30|NoBook| 119:140Pr 30:5
7You, Lord, will guard us; # Some Hb mss, LXX, Jer; other Hb mss read them
You will protect us # Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss read him from this generation forever. #Ps 37:28|NoBook| 97:10
8The wicked wander # Lit walk about everywhere,
and what is worthless is exalted by the human race. #Ps 4:2|NoBook| 119:37
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