Protection from Evildoers
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.
1God, hear my voice when I complain. #Ps 55:2
Protect my life from the terror of the enemy. #Ps 140:1
2Hide me from the scheming of wicked people, #Ps 35:20|NoBook| 37:12
from the mob of evildoers, #Ps 22:16|NoBook| 26:5
3who sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim bitter words like arrows, #Ps 52:2|NoBook| 57:4Pr 25:18
4shooting from concealed places at the innocent.
They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid. #Ps 10:8|NoBook| 11:2
5They encourage each other in an evil plan; # Or thing; lit word # Or They hold fast to an evil purpose, or They establish for themselves an evil purpose
they talk about hiding traps and say,
“Who will see them? ” # Or us, or it #Ps 35:7|NoBook| 140:5|NoBook| 141:9
6They devise crimes and say,
“We have perfected a secret plan.” #Ps 21:11|NoBook| 83:3
The inner man and the heart are mysterious.
7But God will shoot them with arrows;
suddenly, they will be wounded. #Ps 7:13|NoBook| 45:5|NoBook| 144:6
8They will be made to stumble;
their own tongues work against them.
All who see them will shake their heads. #Jr 18:16|NoBook| 48:27Lm 2:15
9Then everyone will fear
and will tell about God’s work,
for they will understand what He has done. #Ps 40:3
10The righteous one rejoices in the Lord
and takes refuge in Him;
all those who are upright in heart
will offer praise. #Ps 32:11|NoBook| 68:397:11-12