To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1
Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked;
from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
3
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
4
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
5
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily;
they say, Who shall see them?
6
They search out iniquities;
they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
7
But God shall shoot at them with an arrow;
suddenly shall they be wounded.
8
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
9
And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God;
for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
10
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him;
and all the upright in heart shall glory.