Psalm 64

Hide Me from the Wicked

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

Hear my voice, O God, in my m complaint;
preserve my life from dread of the enemy.
2 Hide me from n the secret plots of the wicked,
from the throng of evildoers,
3 who o whet their tongues like swords,
who p aim bitter words like arrows,
4 shooting from q ambush at the blameless,
shooting at him suddenly and r without fear.
5 They s hold fast to their evil purpose;
they talk of t laying snares secretly,
thinking, u "Who can see them?"
6 They search out injustice,
saying, "We have accomplished a diligent search."
For v the inward mind and heart of a man are deep!

7 w But God shoots his arrow at them;
they are wounded suddenly.
8 They are brought to ruin, with their own x tongues turned against them;
all who y see them will z wag their heads.
9 Then all mankind y fears;
they a tell what God has brought about
and ponder what he has done.

10 Let b the righteous one rejoice in the Lord
and c take refuge in him!
Let all d the upright in heart exult!

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 55:2
    Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 55:14
    We used to take sweet counsel together; within God's house we walked in the throng.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 57:4
    My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts - the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 11:2
    For behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 10:8
    He sits in ambush in the villages; in hiding places he murders the innocent. His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 55:19
    God will give ear and humble them, he who is enthroned from of old, Selah because they do not change and do not fear God.
  7. Cross References
    Jeremiah 23:14
    But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom to me, and its inhabitants like Gomorrah.
    Ezekiel 13:22
    Because you have disheartened the righteous falsely, although I have not grieved him, and you have encouraged the wicked, that he should not turn from his evil way to save his life.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 140:5
    The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah
  9. Cross References
    Job 22:13
    But you say, 'What does God know? Can he judge through the deep darkness?
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 49:11
    Their graves are their homes forever, their dwelling places to all generations, though they called lands by their own names.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 7:12 - 13
    If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow.
    Psalms 58:7
    Let them vanish like water that runs away; when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted.
  12. Cross References
    Proverbs 12:13
    An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble.
    Proverbs 18:7
    A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 40:3
    He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
  14. Cross References
    Jeremiah 18:16
    Making their land a horror, a thing to be hissed at forever. Everyone who passes by it is horrified and shakes his head.
    Jeremiah 48:27
    Was not Israel a derision to you? Was he found among thieves, that whenever you spoke of him you wagged your head?
    Psalms 22:7
    All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 64:8
    They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them; all who see them will wag their heads.
  16. Cross References
    Jeremiah 50:28
    A voice! They flee and escape from the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God, vengeance for his temple.
    Jeremiah 51:10
    The Lord has brought about our vindication; come, let us declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 32:11
    Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
    Job 22:19
    The righteous see it and are glad; the innocent one mocks at them.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 11:1
    In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 7:10
    My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.
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