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1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) 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, is deep.

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.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 64 Bible commentary...

Prayer for deliverance. (1-6) The destruction of the wicked, encouragement to the righteous. (7-10)

1-6 The psalmist earnestly begs of God to preserve him from disquieting fear. The tongue is a little member, but it boasts great things. The upright man is the mark at which the wicked aim, they cannot speak peaceably either of him or to him. There is no guard against a false tongue. It is bad to do wrong, but worse to encourage ourselves and one another in it. It is a sign that the heart is hardened to the greatest degree, when it is thus fully set to do evil. A practical disbelief of God's knowledge of all things, is at the bottom of every wickedness. The benefit of a good cause and a good conscience, appears most when nothing can help a man against his enemies, save God alone, who is always a present help.

7-10 When God brings upon men the mischiefs they have desired on others, it is weight enough to sink a man to the lowest hell. Those who love cursing, it shall come upon them. Those who behold this shall understand, and observe God's hand in all; unless we do so, we are not likely to profit by the dispensations of Providence. The righteous shall be glad in the Lord; not glad of the misery and ruin of their fellow-creatures, but glad that God is glorified, and his word fulfilled, and the cause of injured innocence pleaded effectually. They rejoice not in men, nor in themselves, nor in any creature, or creature enjoyments, nor in their wisdom, strength, riches, or righteousness; but in Christ, in whom all the seed of Israel are justified and glory, and in what he is to them, and has done for them.


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Ronald l. collins's Psalms Chapter 64 comment on 2/05/2014, 4:38pm...

60 plus years ago i sat in a kinder garden Sunday school at a baptist, one of the lessons that i remember was the story of david and goliath in those days they used the felt board and taught the lessons, from that day forward david became my favorite bible story and person, through out my life i studied the psalms alot,i learned that david was a man after God's own heart,and that he made some serious mistakes [sins] in his life, and he suffered dearly for his sin with another man's wife, and for numbering the people, but david was a type of CHRIST HIS LINAGE FATHER,Jesus the son of David,he wrote many psalms about The Lord Jesus in the spirit of prophecy, he was hated for his stand for the Lord, it started with his brothers,and then King Saul full of envy and hate, if you study the life of david you will see that most of his life he lived in danger of his life and there was a lot of personal suffering, but through it all The God of Israel protected him, God's hand was on him and many enemies found out to there demise it could not be taken off, in the case of Bathsheba he used his power wrong, in the life of david we see hope for serious failure, and the ruin of many who when way out of there way to destroy him, its dangerous to touch God's servant.


Marceanie walker's Psalms Chapter 64 comment on 2/14/2013, 8:46pm...

Well, I say when God shoots that arrow, I hope that the wicked get hit first because God has the last gauge.


Maarten's Psalms Chapter 64 comment on 9/09/2012, 6:06pm...

in verse 3 whet means to sharpen i thought this ight be usefull as i dident know what it ment


Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 64 comment on 8/21/2012, 8:17am...

Thank God even though the wicked bend their arrows to shoot at the perfect in heart, God has an arrow. When God fires His arrow, it does not miss, and the wicked are distroyed. The wicked thinks nobody is looking at them, but the eyes of the Lord go to and fro in the Earth. Truly the righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and put their trust in Him. Yes all the upright in heart shall glory. What a mighty God we serve, Angels bow before Him, and Heaven and Earth adore Him. Praise God, for He alone is worthy to be praised.


Pastor Kingi's Psalms Chapter 64 comment on 6/18/2012, 1:11am...

The enemy of our soul is vicious - what better place to be than hid by God


HARRY ALLISON's Psalms Chapter 64 comment on 6/04/2012, 2:18am...

PEOPLE get nervous around us ,and dont have a clue who they are ultimately criticising.Iwill continue in JESUS THROUGH THE VALLEYS.WE WIN...


Pastor Omoade Taiye Elijah's Psalms Chapter 64 comment about verse 2 on 5/10/2012, 7:26am...

We all must understand that the time and days we are living in now is full of wickedness and wicked people. I see the pray in Psalms 64 verse 2 as the way forward. It says, Hide me that is make me invisible. it takes a man that is not visible to the enemies to succeed on time.


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