Psalm 64

Psalm 64a

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;f

protect my life from the threat of the enemy.g

Hide me from the conspiracyh of the wicked,i

from the plots of evildoers.

They sharpen their tongues like swordsj

and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.k

They shoot from ambush at the innocent;l

they shoot suddenly, without fear.m

They encourage each other in evil plans,

they talk about hiding their snares;n

they say, “Who will see itb?”o

They plot injustice and say,

“We have devised a perfect plan!”

Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;

they will suddenly be struck down.

He will turn their own tongues against themp

and bring them to ruin;

all who see them will shake their headsq in scorn.r

All people will fear;s

they will proclaim the works of God

and ponder what he has done.t

10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lordu

and take refuge in him;v

all the upright in heart will glory in him!w

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Psalm 70

Psalm 70a

70:1–5pp—Ps 40:13–17

For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Hasten, O God, to save me;

come quickly, Lord, to help me.b

May those who want to take my lifec

be put to shame and confusion;

may all who desire my ruin

be turned back in disgrace.d

May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”e

turn back because of their shame.

But may all who seek youf

rejoice and be gladg in you;

may those who long for your saving help always say,

“The Lord is great!”h

But as for me, I am poor and needy;i

come quickly to me,j O God.

You are my helpk and my deliverer;l

Lord, do not delay.m

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