To the victor, upon the sheminith*; a psalm of◦ David.
2 Save, O Jehovah, for the merciful one has come··to··an··end;
for the faithful fail◦ from the sons of man.
3 They speak vanity, a man◦ with◦ his companion;
with a flattering lip, with one heart and a second heart they speak.
4 Jehovah will cut··off all flattering lips,
the tongue that speaks great things;
5 who say, As··to our tongue we will prevail;
our lips are with◦ us; who is lord to us?
6 From the devastation of the afflicted,
from the groaning◦ of the needy,
now will I arise, says Jehovah;
I will set◦ him in safety from him who puffs* at him.
7 The sayings of Jehovah are clean sayings;
silver refined in a crucible of◦ earth, refined◦ sevenfold.
8 Thou◦, O Jehovah, wilt keep them,
Thou wilt preserve him from this generation to eternity;
9 the wicked walk all around,
as worthlessness is exalted for the sons of man.
Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.