Psalm 64 – New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
- Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
- Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.
- They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
- They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.
- They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see it[b]?”
- They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
- But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.
- He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
- All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.
- The righteous will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!
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Psalm 64 – King James Version (KJV)
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
- Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
- Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; From the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
- Who whet their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
- That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
- They encourage themselves in an evil matter: They commune of laying snares privily; They say, Who shall see them?
- They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: Both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
- But God shall shoot at them With an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
- So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: All that see them shall flee away.
- And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; For they shall wisely consider of his doing.
- The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; And all the upright in heart shall glory.