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Psalm 64

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