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The Righteous Will Be Glad in Yahweh

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

64 Hear my voice, O God, in (A)my [a]complaint;
(B)Guard my life from dread of the enemy.
Hide me from the (C)secret counsel of evildoers,
From the tumult of the (D)workers of iniquity,
Who (E)have sharpened their tongue like a sword.
They (F)aimed bitter speech as their arrow,
To (G)shoot [b]from places of hiding at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him, and (H)do not fear.
They [c]hold fast to themselves an evil purpose;
They [d]talk of (I)laying snares secretly;
They say, “(J)Who can see them?”
They searched out unrighteousness, saying,
“We have completed a diligent search”;
For the [e](K)inward thought of a man and his heart are [f]deep.

But (L)God [g]will shoot them with an arrow;
Suddenly they will be wounded.
So [h]they will (M)cause their own tongue (N)to turn against them;
All who see them will (O)shake their head.
Then all men [i]will (P)fear,
And they [j]will (Q)declare the work of God,
And [k]will consider [l]what He has done.
10 The righteous man will be (R)glad in Yahweh and will (S)take refuge in Him;
And all the upright in heart will boast.


  1. Psalm 64:1 Or concern
  2. Psalm 64:4 Lit in
  3. Psalm 64:5 Lit make firm
  4. Psalm 64:5 Lit recount
  5. Psalm 64:6 Or inward part
  6. Psalm 64:6 Or unsearchable
  7. Psalm 64:7 Or shot
  8. Psalm 64:8 Or they make their tongue a stumbling for themselves
  9. Psalm 64:9 Or feared
  10. Psalm 64:9 Or declared
  11. Psalm 64:9 Or considered
  12. Psalm 64:9 Lit His work