THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 64 ©
David prays unto God to guard and shelter him from his enemies, whose crafty, cruel and ungodly practices he describes, fore-telling withal their ruin to the honor of God, and to the joy of the godly.
To the 1chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
HEAR my voice, O God, 2in my prayer: preserve my life from 3fear of the enemy.
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the 4insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and 5bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
That they may shoota in secret at the perfect: 6suddenly do they shoot at him, and 7fear not.
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
They search out 8iniquities; they accomplish a 9diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; 10suddenly shall they be wounded.
So they shall make 11their own 12tongue to fall upon themselves: 13all that see them 14shall flee away.
And 15all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the 16upright in heart shall glory.