Psalm 64 New American Standard Bible

A Prayer for Protection from Hidden Enemies

64 Hear my voice , O God , in my complaint ; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy . 2  Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers , From the tumult of those who do iniquity , 3  Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword . They aimed bitter speech as their arrow , 4  To shoot from concealment at the blameless ; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear . 5  They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose ; They talk of laying snares secretly ; They say , " Who can see them?" 6  They devise injustices , saying, "We are ready with a well-conceived plot "; For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep .

7  But God will shoot at them with an arrow ; Suddenly they will be wounded . 8  So they will make him stumble ; Their own tongue is against them; All who see them will shake the head. 9  Then all men will fear , And they will declare the work of God , And will consider what He has done . 10  The 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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