Psalm 64 King James Version

A Prayer for Protection from Hidden Enemies

64 1  Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2  Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3  Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4  That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5  They encourage themselves in an evil matter: [1] they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them? 6  They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

7  But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. 8  So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away. 9  And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. 10  The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.


[1] 64:5 matter: or, speech

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