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Psalm 64

 
Exaudi, Deus
 

Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Hide me from the gathering together of the froward, and from the insurrection of wicked doers, who have whet their tongue like a sword, and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words, that they may privily shoot at him that is perfect. Suddenly do they hit him, and fear not. They encourage themselves in mischief, and commune among themselves, how they may lay snares, and say that no man shall see them. They imagine wickedness, and practise it, that they keep secret among themselves, every man in the deep of his heart.

But God shall suddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow, that they shall be wounded. Yea, their own tongues shall make them fall, insomuch that whoso seeth them shall laugh them to scorn. And all men that see it shall say, This hath God done; for they shall perceive that it is his work.

The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord, and put his trust in him; and all they that are true of heart shall be glad.

The coverdale translation edited by W.S. Peterson and Valerie Macys — used with permission.
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