Oppressed by the Wicked but Rejoicing in the LordTo the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation;
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
3Who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
⚓And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words,
4That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.
5They encourage themselves in an evil matter;
They talk of laying snares secretly;
⚓They say, “Who will see them?”
6They devise iniquities:
“We have perfected a shrewd scheme.”
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.
7But God shall shoot at them with an arrow;
Suddenly they shall be wounded.
8So He will make them stumble over their own tongue;
⚓All who see them shall flee away.
9All men shall fear,
And shall ⚓declare the work of God;
For they shall wisely consider His doing.
10⚓The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and trust in Him.
And all the upright in heart shall glory.