[To the chiefe Musician vpon Sheminith.
A Psalme of Dauid.]
Helpe Lord, for the godly man ceaseth;
for the faithfull faile from among the children of men.
They speake vanitie euery one with his neighbour: with flattering lips, and with a double heart do they speake.
The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.
Who haue said, with our tongue wil we preuaile, our lips are our owne: who is Lord ouer vs?
For the oppression of the poore, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise (saith the Lord,) I will set him in safetie from him that puffeth at him.
The wordes of the Lord are pure wordes: as siluer tried in a fornace of earth purified seuen times.
Thou shalt keepe them, (O Lord,) thou shalt preserue them, from this generation for euer.
The wicked walke on euery side, when the vilest men are exalted.