Holman Christian Standard Bible
1For the choir director: according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm. Help, LORD, for no faithful one remains; the loyal have disappeared from the human race.
2They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.
3May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully.
4They say, "Through our tongues we have power; our lips are our own--who can be our master?""
5Because 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."
6The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.
7You, LORD, will guard us; You will protect us from this generation forever.
8The wicked wander everywhere, and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.