1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer;*
preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the gathering together of the wicked,*
and from the tumult of evildoers,
3 Who have whet their tongue like a sword,*
and shoot out their arrows, even bitter words,
4 That they may secretly shoot at the one who is blameless;*
suddenly do they shoot him, and fear not.
5 They hold fast to their evil purpose,*
and discuss among themselves how they may lay snares, and say that no one shall see them.
6 They imagine wickedness, and practice a cunning plot;*
for the human heart and mind are very deep.
7 But God shall suddenly shoot at them with a swift arrow,*
and they shall be wounded.
8 Indeed, their own tongues shall make them fall,*
so that all who see them shall laugh them to scorn.
9 And all shall fear and tell what God has done,*
for they shall perceive that it is his work.
10 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord and put their trust in him,*
and all who are true of heart shall be glad.
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