To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1 Hear my voice, O God, in my 1meditation;
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
aAnd bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words,
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.
They talk of laying snares secretly;
bThey say, “Who will see them?”
“We have perfected a shrewd scheme.”
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.
Suddenly they shall be wounded.
cAll who see them shall flee away.
And shall ddeclare the work of God;
For they shall wisely consider His doing.
10 eThe righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and trust in Him.
And all the upright in heart shall glory.
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