For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
2 cThey speak idly everyone with his neighbor;
With flattering lips and 3a double heart they speak.
3 May the Lord 4cut off all flattering lips,
And the tongue that speaks 5proud things,
“With our tongue we will prevail;
Our lips are our own;
Who is lord over us?”
Now I will arise,” says the Lord;
“I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
6 The words of the Lord are dpure words,
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
Purified seven times.
You shall preserve them from this generation forever.
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.