Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint;1 protect my life from the threat of the enemy.2
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Hide me from the conspiracy3 of the wicked,4 from that noisy crowd of evildoers.
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They sharpen their tongues like swords5 and aim their words like deadly arrows.6
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They shoot from ambush at the innocent man;7 they shoot at him suddenly, without fear.8
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They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares;9 they say, "Who will see them ?"10
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They plot injustice and say, "We have devised a perfect plan!" Surely the mind and heart of man are cunning.
But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly they will be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them11 and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads12 in scorn.13
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All mankind will fear;14 they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.15
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Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD 16 and take refuge in him;17 let all the upright in heart praise him!18
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