64 God, listen to my complaint. ·I am afraid of my enemies; protect my life from them [L Protect my life from the dread of my enemies]. 2 Hide me from ·those who plan wicked things [L the secret plans/conspiracy of the wicked], from that ·gang [mob; restless group] who does evil [Prov. 1:8–19]. 3 They sharpen their tongues like swords and ·shoot [aim] bitter words like arrows. 4 From their hiding places they shoot at ·innocent [blameless] people; they shoot suddenly and are not afraid. 5 They encourage each other to do wrong. They talk about setting traps, ·thinking [or saying] ·no one will [L who can…?] see them. 6 They plan wicked things and say, “We have a perfect plan.” The ·mind [L insides and the heart/mind] of human beings is ·hard to understand [L deep].
7 But God will shoot them with arrows; they will suddenly be struck down. 8 Their own ·words [tongues] will ·be used against them [L make them stumble]. All who see them will shake their heads [C in amazement at their downfall]. 9 Then everyone will fear God [Prov. 1:7]. They will tell what God has done, and they will ·learn from [reflect on] what he has done. 10 ·Good [Righteous] people will be happy in the Lord and will find ·protection [refuge] in him. Let everyone who is ·honest [virtuous in heart] praise the Lord.
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