Psalm 64
New Living TranslationChristian Standard Bible
1O God, listen to my complaint. Protect my life from my enemies’ threats.1God, hear my voice when I am in anguish. Protect my life from the terror of the enemy.
2Hide me from the plots of this evil mob, from this gang of wrongdoers.2Hide me from the scheming of wicked people, from the mob of evildoers,
3They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows.3who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim bitter words like arrows,
4They shoot from ambush at the innocent, attacking suddenly and fearlessly.4shooting from concealed places at the blameless. They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.
5They encourage each other to do evil and plan how to set their traps in secret. “Who will ever notice?” they ask.5They adopt an evil plan; they talk about hiding traps and say, "Who will see them?"
6As they plot their crimes, they say, “We have devised the perfect plan!” Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning.6They devise crimes and say, "We have perfected a secret plan." The inner man and the heart are mysterious.
7But God himself will shoot them with his arrows, suddenly striking them down.7But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly, they will be wounded.
8Their own tongues will ruin them, and all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.8They will be made to stumble; their own tongues work against them. All who see them will shake their heads.
9Then everyone will be afraid; they will proclaim the mighty acts of God and realize all the amazing things he does.9Then everyone will fear and will tell about God's work, for they will understand what he has done.
10The godly will rejoice in the LORD and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him.10The righteous one rejoices in the LORD and takes refuge in him; all those who are upright in heart will offer praise.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.
Psalm 63
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