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.
2 Hide me from the secret discussion of evildoers,
From the restlessness of the workers of injustice,
3 Who have sharpened their tongues like a sword.
They aimed bitter speech as their arrows,
4 To shoot [b]from concealment at the innocent;
Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.
5 They make firm for themselves an evil [c]purpose;
They [d]talk of setting snares secretly;
They say, “Who can see them?”
6 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.
7 But God [i]will shoot an arrow at them;
Suddenly [j]they will be wounded.
8 So [k]they [l]will make him stumble;
Their own tongue is against them;
All who see them will shake their heads.
9 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.
- Psalm 64:1 Or concern
- Psalm 64:4 Lit in
- Psalm 64:5 Lit matter
- Psalm 64:5 Lit tell of
- Psalm 64:6 Or search out
- Psalm 64:6 Lit complete
- Psalm 64:6 Or inward part
- Psalm 64:6 Or unsearchable
- Psalm 64:7 Or shot
- Psalm 64:7 Or they were wounded; lit their wounds occurred
- Psalm 64:8 Or they make their tongue a stumbling for themselves
- Psalm 64:8 Or made
- Psalm 64:9 Or feared
- Psalm 64:9 Or declared
- Psalm 64:9 Or considered
- Psalm 64:9 Lit His work