For the music leader. A psalm of David.
1Listen to me when I complain, God!
Protect my life from the enemy’s terror!
2Hide me from the secret plots of wicked people;
hide me from the schemes of evildoers
3who sharpen their tongues like swords.
They aim their arrow—a cruel word—
4from their hiding places
so as to shoot an innocent person.
They shoot without warning and without fear.
5They encourage themselves with evil words.
They plan on laying traps in secret.
“Who will be able to see them?” they ask.
6“Let someone try to expose our crimes!
We’ve devised a perfect plot!
It’s deep within the human mind and heart.”#64.6 Heb uncertain
7But God will shoot them with an arrow!
Without warning, they will be wounded!
8The LORD will make them trip over their own tongues;
everyone who sees them will just shake their heads.
9Then all people will honor God,
will announce the act of God,
will understand it was God’s work.
10Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD;
let them take refuge in him;
let everyone whose heart is in the right place give praise!