Psalm 64

Prayer for Rescue from Secret Enemies.

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

64 Hear my voice, God, in my [a]complaint;
Protect my life from dread of the enemy.
Hide me from the secret discussion of evildoers,
From the restlessness of the workers of injustice,
Who have sharpened their tongues like a sword.
They aimed bitter speech as their arrows,
To shoot [b]from concealment at the innocent;
Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.
They make firm for themselves an evil [c]purpose;
They [d]talk of setting snares secretly;
They say, “Who can see them?”
They [e]devise injustices, saying,
“We are [f]ready with a well-conceived plot”;
For the [g]inward thought and the heart of a person are [h]deep.

But God [i]will shoot an arrow at them;
Suddenly [j]they will be wounded.
So [k]they [l]will make him stumble;
Their own tongue is against them;
All who see them will shake their heads.
Then all people [m]will fear,
And they [n]will declare the work of God,
And [o]will consider [p]what He has done.
10 The righteous person will be glad in the Lord and take refuge in Him;
And all the upright in heart will boast.


  1. Psalm 64:1 Or concern
  2. Psalm 64:4 Lit in
  3. Psalm 64:5 Lit matter
  4. Psalm 64:5 Lit tell of
  5. Psalm 64:6 Or search out
  6. Psalm 64:6 Lit complete
  7. Psalm 64:6 Or inward part
  8. Psalm 64:6 Or unsearchable
  9. Psalm 64:7 Or shot
  10. Psalm 64:7 Or they were wounded; lit their wounds occurred
  11. Psalm 64:8 Or they make their tongue a stumbling for themselves
  12. Psalm 64:8 Or made
  13. Psalm 64:9 Or feared
  14. Psalm 64:9 Or declared
  15. Psalm 64:9 Or considered
  16. Psalm 64:9 Lit His work