Psalms 64

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 [a]Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.
5 They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see it[b] ?”
6 They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
7 But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.
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 All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.
10 The righteous will rejoice in the LORDand take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!

Cross References 18

  • 1. Psalms 142:2; Psalms 55:2
  • 2. Psalms 140:1
  • 3. S Exodus 1:10
  • 4. Psalms 56:6; Psalms 59:2
  • 5. S Psalms 55:21; Isaiah 49:2
  • 6. S Psalms 7:13; S Psalms 58:7
  • 7. S Job 9:23; Psalms 10:8; Psalms 11:2
  • 8. S Psalms 55:19
  • 9. Psalms 91:3; Psalms 119:110; Psalms 140:5; Psalms 141:9
  • 10. S Job 22:13; Psalms 10:11
  • 11. S Psalms 59:12; Psalms 9:3; Proverbs 18:7
  • 12. S 2 Kings 19:21; Psalms 109:25; Psalms 22:7
  • 13. S Deuteronomy 28:37
  • 14. S Psalms 40:3
  • 15. Jeremiah 51:10
  • 16. S Job 22:19
  • 17. Psalms 11:1; Psalms 25:20; Psalms 31:2
  • 18. Psalms 32:11

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 64:1-10 is numbered 64:2-11.
  • [b]. Or "us"

Psalms 64 Commentaries

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