| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|God a Helper Against the Treacherous|
|For the Chief Musician; set to the Sheminith. 1 A Psalm of David.|
| ||HELP, Jehovah; for the godly man ceaseth;|
For the 2 faithful fail from among the children of men.
| ||They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor:|
With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
| ||Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips,|
The tongue that speaketh great things;
| ||Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;|
Our lips are our 3 own: who is lord over us?
| ||Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy,|
Now will I arise, saith Jehovah;
I will set him in the safety he panteth for.
| ||The words of Jehovah are pure words;|
As silver tried in a furnace on the earth,
Purified seven times.
| ||Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah,|
Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.
| ||The wicked walk on every side,|
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.