1 Hear my voice,
O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection
of the workers of iniquity:
3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to
shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do
they shoot at him, and fear not.
5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune
of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search:
both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart,
7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall
they be wounded.
8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves:
all that see them shall flee away.
9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God;
for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust
in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.