Psalms - Chapter 64 | New International Version

  • 1. {For the director of music. A psalm of David.} Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
  • 2. Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers.
  • 3. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows.
  • 4. They shoot from ambush at the innocent man; they shoot at him suddenly, without fear.
  • 5. They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, "Who will see them?"
  • 6. They plot injustice and say, "We have devised a perfect plan!" Surely the mind and heart of man are cunning.
  • 7. But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly they will be struck down.
  • 8. He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
  • 9. All mankind will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.
  • 10. Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him; let all the upright in heart praise him!