Psalm 64 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Listen and help, O God. I'm reduced to a whine And a whimper, obsessed with feelings of doomsday. 1 Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
2 Don't let them find me - the conspirators out to get me, 2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers.
3 Using their tongues as weapons, flinging poison words, poison-tipped arrow-words. 3 They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows.
4 They shoot from ambush, shoot without warning, not caring who they hit. 4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent man; they shoot at him suddenly, without fear.
5 They keep fit doing calisthenics of evil purpose, They keep lists of the traps they've secretly set. They say to each other, "No one can catch us, 5 They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, "Who will see them ?"
6 no one can detect our perfect crime." The Detective detects the mystery in the dark of the cellar heart. 6 They plot injustice and say, "We have devised a perfect plan!" Surely the mind and heart of man are cunning.
7 The God of the Arrow shoots! They double up in pain, 7 But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly they will be struck down.
8 Fall flat on their faces in full view of the grinning crowd. 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 Everyone sees it. God's work is the talk of the town. 9 All mankind will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.
10 Be glad, good people! Fly to God! Good-hearted people, make praise your habit. 10 Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him; let all the upright in heart praise him!