Psalm 64
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Prayer for Rescue from Secret Enemies.

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

1Hear my voice, God, in my [a]complaint;

Protect my life from dread of the enemy.

2Hide me from the secret discussion of evildoers,

From the restlessness of the workers of injustice,

3Who have sharpened their tongues like a sword.

They aimed bitter speech as their arrows,

4To shoot [b]from concealment at the innocent;

Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.

5They make firm for themselves an evil [c]purpose;

They [d]talk of setting snares secretly;

They say, “Who can see them?”

6They [e]devise injustices, saying,

“We are [f]ready with a well-conceived plot”;

For the [g]inward thought and the heart of a person are [h]deep.

7But God [i]will shoot an arrow at them;

Suddenly [j]they will be wounded.

8So [k]they [l]will make him stumble;

Their own tongue is against them;

All who see them will shake their heads.

9Then all people [m]will fear,

And they [n]will declare the work of God,

And [o]will consider [p]what He has done.

10The righteous person will be glad in the LORD and take refuge in Him;

And all the upright in heart will boast.

[a] 1 Or concern
[b] 4 Lit in
[c] 5 Lit matter
[d] 5 Lit tell of
[e] 6 Or search out
[f] 6 Lit complete
[g] 6 Or inward part
[h] 6 Or unsearchable
[i] 7 Or shot
[j] 7 Or they were wounded; lit their wounds occurred
[k] 8 Or they make their tongue a stumbling for themselves
[l] 8 Or made
[m] 9 Or feared
[n] 9 Or declared
[o] 9 Or considered
[p] 9 Lit His work

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