|[To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.]||Prayer for Protection. Psalm 64(v63)|
|Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; |
preserve my life from dread of the enemy,
|hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, |
from the scheming of evildoers,
|who whet their tongues like swords, |
who aim bitter words like arrows,
|shooting from ambush at the blameless, |
shooting at him suddenly and without fear.
|They hold fast to their evil purpose; |
they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, "Who can see us?
|Who can search out our crimes? |
We have thought out a cunningly conceived plot."
For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep!
|But God will shoot his arrow at them; |
they will be wounded suddenly.
|Because of their tongue he will bring them to ruin; |
all who see them will wag their heads.
|Then all men will fear; t|
hey will tell what God has wrought,
and ponder what he has done.
|Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord,|
and take refuge in him!
Let all the upright in heart glory!
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