Psalm 64:4
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New International Version
They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.

King James Bible
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

Darby Bible Translation
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

World English Bible
to shoot innocent men from ambushes. They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.

Young's Literal Translation
To shoot in secret places the perfect, Suddenly they shoot him, and fear not.

Psalm 64:4 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That they may shoot in secret - They lurk, that they may take their aim the more surely, and not miss their mark.

Suddenly - When there is no fear apprehended, because none is seen.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shoot

Psalm 10:8,9 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent...

Nehemiah 4:11 And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the middle among them, and slay them...

Habakkuk 3:14 You did strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me...

the perfect

Psalm 59:3,4 For, see, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD...

John 19:6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said to them...

1 Peter 2:22,23 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth...

suddenly

Psalm 64:7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

1 Samuel 18:11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

1 Samuel 19:10 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul's presence...

2 Samuel 15:14 And David said to all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom...

Library
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

Cross References
Psalm 10:8
He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;

Psalm 11:2
For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.

Psalm 55:19
God, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change-- he will hear them and humble them, because they have no fear of God.

Psalm 91:5
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

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