Prayer for Deliverance from Secret Enemies.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my voice, O God, in amy 1complaint;

bPreserve my life from dread of the enemy.

2 Hide me from the asecret counsel of evildoers,

From the tumult of bthose who do iniquity,

3 Who ahave sharpened their tongue like a sword.

They baimed bitter speech as their arrow,

4 To ashoot 1from concealment at the blameless;

Suddenly they shoot at him, and bdo not fear.

5 They 1hold fast to themselves an evil purpose;

They 2talk of alaying snares secretly;

They say, “bWho can see them?”

6 They 1devise injustices, saying,

“We are 2ready with a well-conceived plot”;

For the 3ainward thought and the heart of a man are 4deep.

7 But aGod 1will shoot at them with an arrow;

Suddenly 2they will be wounded.

8 So 1they 2will amake him stumble;

bTheir own tongue is against them;

All who see them will cshake the head.

9 Then all men 1will afear,

And they 2will bdeclare the work of God,

And 3will consider 4what He has done.

10 The righteous man will be aglad in the Lord and will btake refuge in Him;

And all the upright in heart will glory.


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