A Prayer Against Enemies
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1God, listen to my complaint.
I am afraid of my enemies;
protect my life from them.
2Hide me from those who plan wicked things,
from that gang who does evil.
3They sharpen their tongues like swords
and shoot bitter words like arrows.
4From their hiding places they shoot at innocent people;
they shoot suddenly and are not afraid.
5They encourage each other to do wrong.
They talk about setting traps,
thinking no one will see them.
6They plan wicked things and say,
“We have a perfect plan.”
The mind of human beings is hard to understand.
7But God will shoot them with arrows;
they will suddenly be struck down.
8Their own words will be used against them.
All who see them will shake their heads.
9Then everyone will fear God.
They will tell what God has done,
and they will learn from what he has done.
10Good people will be happy in the Lord
and will find protection in him.
Let everyone who is honest praise the Lord.