Psalms 641For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint: Preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, From the ▼ tumult of the workers of iniquity; ▼
▼1) Or throng3Who have whet their tongue like a sword, And have aimed their arrows, even bitter words, 4That they may shoot in secret places at the perfect: Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5They encourage themselves in an evil purpose; They commune of laying snares privily; They say, Who will see them? 6They search out iniquities; ▼ We have accomplished, say they , a diligent search: And the inward thought and the heart of every one is deep. ▼
▼1) Or as otherwise read They have accomplished (or have hidden )7But God will shoot at them; With an arrow suddenly shall they be wounded. 8So ▼ they shall be made to stumble, their own tongue being against them: All that see them shall ▼
▼2wag the head. ▼
▼1) Or shall they against whom their tongue was make them to stumble 2) Or flee away9And all men shall fear; And they shall declare the work of God, And shall wisely consider of his doing. 10The righteous shall be glad in Jehovah, and shall take refuge in him; And all the upright in heart shall glory.
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