Psalm 64:4 {63:5}
Good News Translation
They are quick to spread their shameless lies; they destroy good people with cowardly slander.

New Revised Standard Version
shooting from ambush at the blameless; they shoot suddenly and without fear.

Contemporary English Version
They fearlessly ambush and shoot innocent people.

New American Bible
They shoot at the innocent from ambush, they shoot him in a moment and do not fear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To shoot in secret the undefiled.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

To shoot in secret the undefiled.


Psalm 10:8,9 He sits in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent. . . .

Nehemiah 4:11 And our enemies said: Let them not know, nor understand, till we come in the midst of them, and kill them, and cause the work to cease.

Habakkuk 3:14 Thou hast cursed his sceptres, the head of his warriors, them that came out as a whirlwind to scatter me. Their joy was like that of him that devoureth the poor man in secret.

the perfect

Psalm 59:3,4 For behold they have caught my soul: the mighty have rushed in upon me: . . .

John 19:6 When the chief priests, therefore, and the servants had seen him, they cried out, saying: Crucify him, Crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Take him you, and crucify him: for I find no cause in him.

1 Peter 2:22,23 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. . . .


Psalm 64:7 And God shall be exalted. The arrows of children are their wounds:

1 Samuel 18:11 And threw it, thinking to nail David to the wall: and David stept aside out of his presence twice.

1 Samuel 19:10 And Saul endeavoured to nail David to the wall with his spear. And David slipt away out of the presence of Saul: and the spear missed him, and was fastened in the wall, and David fled, and escaped that night.

2 Samuel 15:14 And David said to his servants, that were with him in Jerusalem: Arise and let us flee: for we shall not escape else from the face of Absalom: make haste to go out, lest he come and overtake us, and bring ruin upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.

The Hurtful Tongue
3For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing, 4To shoot in secret the undefiled.5They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: they are resolute in wickedness. They have talked of hiding snares; they have said: Who shall see them?…
Cross References
Psalm 10:8
He sits in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent.

Psalm 11:2
In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: Get thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow.

Psalm 55:19
God shall hear, and the Eternal shall humble them. For there is no change with them, and they have not feared God:

Psalm 91:5
His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.

Psalm 64:3
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