Psalm 64

For the music leader. A psalm of David.

1 Listen to me when I complain, God! Protect my life from the enemy's terror!
2 Hide me from the secret plots of wicked people; hide me from the schemes of evildoers
3 who sharpen their tongues like swords. They aim their arrow—a cruel word—
4 from their hiding places so as to shoot an innocent person. They shoot without warning and without fear.
5 They encourage themselves with evil words. They plan on laying traps in secret. "Who will be able to see them?" they ask.
6 "Let someone try to expose our crimes! We've devised a perfect plot! It's deep within the human mind and heart."
7 But God will shoot them with an arrow! Without warning, they will be wounded!
8 The LORD will make them trip over their own tongues; everyone who sees them will just shake their heads.
9 Then all people will honor God, will announce the act of God, will understand it was God's work.
10 Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD; let them take refuge in him; let everyone whose heart is in the right place give praise!