- <For the chief music-maker on the Sheminith.
Send help, Lord, for mercy has come to an end;
there is no more faith among the children of men.
- Everyone says false words to his neighbour: their tongues are smooth in their talk, and their hearts are full of deceit.
- The smooth lips and the tongue of pride will be cut off by the Lord.
- They have said, With our tongues will we overcome;
our lips are ours: who is lord over us?
- Because of the crushing of the poor and the weeping of those in need, now will I come to his help, says the Lord;
I will give him the salvation which he is desiring.
- The words of the Lord are true words: like silver tested by fire and burned clean seven times.
- You will keep them, O Lord, you will keep them safe from this generation for ever.
- The sinners are walking on every side, and evil is honoured among the children of men.