Prayer for Deliverance from Secret Enemies.

1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
Hear my voice, O God, in (A)my (a)complaint;
(B)Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.
Hide me from the (C)secret counsel of evildoers,
From the tumult of (D)those who do iniquity,
Who (E)have sharpened their tongue like a sword.
They (F)aimed bitter speech as their arrow,
To (G)shoot (b)from concealment at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him, and (H)do not fear.
They (c)hold fast to themselves an evil purpose;
They (d)talk of (I)laying snares secretly;
They say, “(J)Who can see them?”
They (e)devise injustices, saying,
“We are (f)ready with a well-conceived plot”;
For the (g)(K)inward thought and the heart of a man are (h)deep.
But (L)God (i)will shoot at them with an arrow;
Suddenly (j)they will be wounded.
So (k)they (l)will (M)make him stumble;
(N)Their own tongue is against them;
All who see them will (O)shake the head.
Then all men (m)will (P)fear,
And they (n)will (Q)declare the work of God,
And (o)will consider (p)what He has done.
The righteous man will be (R)glad in the Lord and will (S)take refuge in Him;
And all the upright in heart will glory.


a. Psalm 64:1: ['Or ', concern]
b. Psalm 64:4: ['Lit ', in]
c. Psalm 64:5: ['Lit ', make firm]
d. Psalm 64:5: ['Lit ', tell of]
e. Psalm 64:6: ['Or ', search out]
f. Psalm 64:6: ['Lit ', complete]
g. Psalm 64:6: ['Or ', inward part]
h. Psalm 64:6: ['Or ', unsearchable]
i. Psalm 64:7: ['Or ', shot]
j. Psalm 64:7: ['Or ', they were wounded, '; lit ', their wounds occurred]
k. Psalm 64:8: ['Or ', they make their tongue a stumbling for themselves]
l. Psalm 64:8: ['Or ', made]
m. Psalm 64:9: ['Or ', feared]
n. Psalm 64:9: ['Or ', declared]
o. Psalm 64:9: ['Or ', considered]
p. Psalm 64:9: ['Lit ', His work]

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