Psalm 64:3
3Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword.
         They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

4To shoot from concealment at the blameless;
         Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.

5They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose;
         They talk of laying snares secretly;
         They say, “Who can see them?”

6They devise injustices, saying,
         “We are ready with a well-conceived plot”;
         For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.

7But God will shoot at them with an arrow;
         Suddenly they will be wounded.

8So they will make him stumble;
         Their own tongue is against them;
         All who see them will shake the head.

9Then all men will fear,
         And they will declare the work of God,
         And will consider what He has done.

10The righteous man will be glad in the LORD and will take refuge in Him;
         And all the upright in heart will glory.

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American Standard Version
Who have whet their tongue like a sword, And have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,

Darby Bible Translation
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a bitter word;

English Revised Version
Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrows, even bitter words:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

World English Bible
who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,

Young's Literal Translation
Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter word.
Touching a Special Sort of Internal Prayer Prescribed by Antonio De Rojas...
[N.B. The instructions contained in this chapter are to be received with the utmost caution; and let the note which is inserted in § 2 be attended to.--J. N. S.] §§ 1, 2. Touching a special sort of internal prayer prescribed by Antonio de Rojas, a Spanish priest, with approbations given to it. §§ 3, 4. The order for preparation to the said prayer of internal silence. §§ 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. How the said prayer itself is to be exercised. §§ 11, 12. The great
Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation

The Perfect Heart.
For the eyes of the Lord ran to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him--2 CHRON. xvi. 9. This passage occurs in the history of Asa, one of the most godly and devoted kings that ever sat upon the throne of Judah. We are told in the fourteenth chapter that he commenced his reign by setting himself to destroy the idolatry into which the whole nation had been betrayed by its former ruler, and to restore the worship and service
Catherine Booth—Godliness

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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