Psalm 64

1 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaining:
    preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked:
    from the throng of evildoers,
3 Who sharpen their tongues like swords:
    who string the bow, who take arrows of bitter words,
4 To shoot from hiding at the blameless:
    to strike at them suddenly and unseen.
5 They are confirmed in an evil purpose:
    they confide it to one another while they lay the snares, saying 'Who will see them?'
6 They hatch mischief, they hide a well-considered plan:
    for the human heart and mind are very deep.
7 But God will shoot at them with his swift arrows:
    they shall be suddenly struck through.
8 The Lord will bring them down for what their tongues have spoken:
    and all that see it shall toss their heads in scorn.
9 Then all shall fear:
    and tell what the Lord has done, and ponder his works.
10 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and find in him their refuge:
    and all the upright in heart shall exult.