(A psalm by David for the music leader.)
Celebrate because of the Lord
1Listen to my concerns, God,
and protect me
from my enemies' threats.
2Keep me safe from secret plots
of corrupt and evil gangs.
3Their words cut like swords,
and their cruel remarks
sting like sharp arrows.
4They fearlessly ambush
and shoot innocent people.
5They are determined to do evil,
and they tell themselves,
“Let's set traps!
No one can see us.”#64.5 us: One ancient translation; Hebrew “them.”
6They make evil plans and say,
“We'll commit a perfect crime.
No one knows our thoughts.”#64.6 thoughts: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 6.
7But God will shoot his arrows
and quickly wound them.
8They will be destroyed
by their own words,
and everyone who sees them
will tremble with fear.#64.8 tremble with fear: Or “turn and run.”
9They will be afraid and say,
“Look at what God has done
and keep it all in mind.”
10May the Lord bless his people
with peace and happiness
and let them celebrate.
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