1 Help, Lord, for athe godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. 2 They aspeak falsehood to one another; With bflattering lips and with a double heart they speak. 3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that aspeaks great things; 4 Who ahave said, "With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?" 5 "Because of the adevastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now bI will arise," says the Lord; "I will cset him in the safety for which he longs." 6 The awords of the Lord are pure words; As silver btried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times. 7 You, O Lord, will keep them; You will apreserve him from this generation forever. 8 The awicked strut about on every side When bvileness is exalted among the sons of men.