For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;f
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.g
2 Hide me from the conspiracyh of the wicked,i
from the plots of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongues like swordsj
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.k
4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent;l
they shoot suddenly, without fear.m
5 They encourage each other in evil plans,
they talk about hiding their snares;n
they say, “Who will see itb?”o
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 themp
and bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake their headsq in scorn.r
9 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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