Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
&) Sheminith. or, The eighth.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
a double heart
Heb. an heart and an heart.
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Heb. with us. who.
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
or, would ensnare.
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Heb. him, i.e. every one of them. this.
The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
Heb. of the sons of men.