Plea for Help in Evil Times
To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
for the faithful have vanished from among the sons of men.
2 Every one utters lies to his neighbor;
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
the tongue that makes great boasts,
4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is our master?”
I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
6 The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure,
silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.
guard us ever from this generation.
8 On every side the wicked prowl,
as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.