Psalm 64 ESV

Hide Me from the Wicked

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my voice, O God, in my 1complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

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2 Hide me from 2the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers,

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3 who 3whet their tongues like swords, who 4aim bitter words like arrows,

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      4 shooting from 5ambush at the blameless, shooting at him suddenly and 6without fear.

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      5 They 7hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of 8laying snares secretly, thinking, 9"Who can see them?"

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      6 They search out injustice, saying, "We have accomplished a diligent search." For 10the inward mind and heart of a man are deep!

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      7 11But God shoots his arrow at them; they are wounded suddenly.

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      8 They are brought to ruin, with their own 12tongues turned against them; all who 13see them will 14wag their heads.

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          9 Then all mankind 15fears; they 16tell what God has brought about and ponder what he has done.

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              10 Let 17the righteous one rejoice in the LORD and 18take refuge in him! Let all 19the upright in heart exult!

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