Psalm 64
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1For the music director; a psalm of David. Listen to me, O God, as I offer my lament! Protect my life from the enemy's terrifying attacks. 1God, hear my voice when I am in anguish. Protect my life from the terror of the enemy.
2Hide me from the plots of evil men, from the crowd of evildoers. 2Hide me from the scheming of wicked people, from the mob of evildoers,
3They sharpen their tongues like a sword; they aim their arrow, a slanderous charge, 3who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim bitter words like arrows,
4in order to shoot down the innocent in secluded places. They shoot at him suddenly and are unafraid of retaliation. 4shooting from concealed places at the blameless. They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.
5They encourage one another to carry out their evil deed. They plan how to hide snares, and boast, "Who will see them?" 5They adopt an evil plan; they talk about hiding traps and say, "Who will see them?"
6They devise unjust schemes; they disguise a well-conceived plot. Man's inner thoughts cannot be discovered. 6They devise crimes and say, "We have perfected a secret plan." The inner man and the heart are mysterious.
7But God will shoot at them; suddenly they will be wounded by an arrow. 7But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly, they will be wounded.
8Their slander will bring about their demise. All who see them will shudder, 8They will be made to stumble; their own tongues work against them. All who see them will shake their heads.
9and all people will fear. They will proclaim what God has done, and reflect on his deeds. 9Then everyone will fear and will tell about God's work, for they will understand what he has done.
10The godly will rejoice in the LORD and take shelter in him. All the morally upright will boast. 10The righteous one rejoices in the LORD and takes refuge in him; all those who are upright in heart will offer praise.
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Psalm 63
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