JPS Tanakh 1917
1For the Leader; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
2Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth;
For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
3They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour;
With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
4May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,
The tongue that speaketh proud things!
5Who have said: ‘Our tongue will we make mighty;
Our lips are with us: who is lord over us?’
6‘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 at whom they puff.’
7The words of the LORD are pure words,
As silver tried in a crucible on the earth, refined seven times.
8Thou wilt keep them, O LORD;
Thou wilt preserve us from this generation for ever.
9The wicked walk on every side,
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.