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Psalm 64 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of David.

O God, listen to my complaint.
Protect my life from my enemies’ threats.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:2 - Hide me from the plots of this evil mob,
from this gang of wrongdoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:3 - They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim their bitter words like arrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:4 - They shoot from ambush at the innocent,
attacking suddenly and fearlessly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:5 - They encourage each other to do evil
and plan how to set their traps in secret.
“Who will ever notice?” they ask.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:6 - As they plot their crimes, they say,
“We have devised the perfect plan!”
Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:7 - But God himself will shoot them with his arrows,
suddenly striking them down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:8 - Their own tongues will ruin them,
and all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:9 - Then everyone will be afraid;
they will proclaim the mighty acts of God
and realize all the amazing things he does.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:10 - The godly will rejoice in the LORD
and find shelter in him.
And those who do what is right
will praise him.

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