64:1 «To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.» Hear my a voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
(a) In that he calls to God with his voice, it is
a sign that his prayer was vehement, and that his life was in danger.
64:2 Hide me from the b
secret counsel of the wicked; from the c
insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
(b) That is, from their secret malice.
(c) That is, their outward violence.
64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, [and] bend
[their bows to shoot] their arrows, [even] d
(d) False reports and slanders.
64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect:
suddenly do they shoot at him, and e
(e) To be without fear of God and reverence of
man, is a sign of reprobation.
64:5 They f
encourage themselves [in] an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily;
they say, Who shall see them?
(f) The more the wicked set God's children in
misery, the more bold and impudent are they in oppressing them.
64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a
diligent search: both the inward [thought] of every one g
[of them], and the heart, [is] deep.
(g) There is no way so secret and subtle to do
hurt, which they did not invent for his destruction.
64:8 So they shall make their
own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall h
(h) To see God's heavy judgments against them,
and how he has caught them in their own snares.
64:10 The righteous i
shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart
(i) When they will consider that he will be
favourable to them as he was to his servant David.