Psalm 64

Hide Me from the Wicked

1 Hear my voice, O God, in my 1 meditation;
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
a And bend their bows to shoot their arrows - bitter words,
4 That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.
5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter;
They talk of laying snares secretly;
b They say, "Who will see them?"
6 They devise iniquities:
"We have perfected a shrewd scheme."
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.

7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow;
Suddenly they shall be wounded.
8 So He will make them stumble over their own tongue;
c All who see them shall flee away.
9 All men shall fear,
And shall d declare the work of God;
For they shall wisely consider His doing.

10 e The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and trust in Him.
And all the upright in heart shall glory.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 58:7
    Let them flow away as waters which run continually; When he bends his bow, Let his arrows be as if cut in pieces.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 10:11
    He has said in his heart, "God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see.
    Psalms 59:7
    Indeed, they belch with their mouth; Swords are in their lips; For they say, "Who hears?
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 31:11
    I am a reproach among all my enemies, But especially among my neighbors, And am repulsive to my acquaintances; Those who see me outside flee from me.
  4. Cross References
    Jeremiah 50:28
    The voice of those who flee and escape from the land of Babylon Declares in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, The vengeance of His temple.
    Jeremiah 51:10
    The LORD has revealed our righteousness. Come and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
  5. Cross References
    Job 22:19
    The righteous see it and are glad, And the innocent laugh at them:
    Psalms 32:11
    Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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