Psalms Chapter 64
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Dauid prayeth for deliuerance, complaining of his enemies. 7 He promiseth himselfe to see such an euident destruction of his enemies, as the righteous shall reioyce at it.
[To the chiefe musician, a Psalme of Dauid.] Heare my voice, O God, in my praier; preserue my life from feare of the enemie.
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked: from the insurrection of the workers of iniquitie:
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bowes to shoote their arrowes, euen bitter words:3
Gods chosen: Their benefits.
That they may shoote in secret at the perfect: suddenly doe they shoote at him, and feare not.
They incourage themselues in an euill matter: they commune of laying snares priuily; they say, Who shall see them?5
They search out iniquities, they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of euery one of them, and the heart, is deepe.6
But God shall shoote at them: with an arrowe, sodenly shall they be wounded.7
So they shall make their owne tongue to fall vpon themselues: all that see them, shall flee away.
And all men shall feare, and shall declare the worke of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
The righteous shalbe glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; and all the vpright in heart shall glory.
Psalms Chapter 64 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
5 Or, speech. , Heb. to hide snares.
6 Or, we are confirmed by that which they haue throughly searched. , Heb. a search, searched.
7 Heb. their wound shalbe.
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