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. 1Hear, God, as I express my concern; protect me from fear of the enemy.
2Hide me from the plots of evil men, from the crowd of evildoers. 2Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the mob of those who practice evil,
3They sharpen their tongues like a sword; they aim their arrow, a slanderous charge, 3who sharpen their tongues like swords, and aim their 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 at the innocent from concealment. Suddenly they shoot, fearing nothing.
5They encourage one another to carry out their evil deed. They plan how to hide snares, and boast, "Who will see them?" 5They concoct an evil scheme for themselves; they enumerate their hidden snares; they say, "Who will see them?"
6They devise unjust schemes; they disguise a well-conceived plot. Man's inner thoughts cannot be discovered. 6They devise wicked schemes, saying, "We have completed our plans, hiding them deep in our hearts."
7But God will shoot at them; suddenly they will be wounded by an arrow. 7But God shot an arrow at them, and they were wounded immediately.
8Their slander will bring about their demise. All who see them will shudder, 8They tripped over their own tongues, and everyone who was watching ran away.
9and all people will fear. They will proclaim what God has done, and reflect on his deeds. 9Everyone was gripped with fear and acknowledged God's deeds, understanding what he had done.
10The godly will rejoice in the LORD and take shelter in him. All the morally upright will boast. 10The righteous rejoiced in the LORD, because they had fled to him for refuge. Let all the upright in heart exult.
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Psalm 63
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