For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
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,
Suddenly they shoot at him, and bdo not fear.
5 They 1hold fast to themselves an evil purpose;
They say, “bWho can see them?”
6 They 1devise injustices, saying,
“We are 2ready with a well-conceived plot”;
Suddenly 2they will be wounded.
bTheir own tongue is against them;
All who see them will cshake the head.
And all the upright in heart will glory.
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