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Psalm 64

Hide Me from the Wicked

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;

preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

2Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,

from the throng of evildoers,

3who whet their tongues like swords,

who aim bitter words like arrows,

4shooting from ambush at the blameless,

shooting at him suddenly and without fear.

5They hold fast to their evil purpose;

they talk of laying snares secretly,

thinking, “Who can see them?”

6They search out injustice,

saying, “We have accomplished a diligent search.”

For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep.

7But God shoots his arrow at them;

they are wounded suddenly.

8They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them;

all who see them will wag their heads.

9Then all mankind fears;

they tell what God has brought about

and ponder what he has done.

10Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord

and take refuge in him!

Let all the upright in heart exult!

Psalm 65

O God of Our Salvation

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.

1Praise is due to you,1 O God, in Zion,

and to you shall vows be performed.

2O you who hear prayer,

to you shall all flesh come.

3When iniquities prevail against me,

you atone for our transgressions.

4Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,

to dwell in your courts!

We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,

the holiness of your temple!

5By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,

O God of our salvation,

the hope of all the ends of the earth

and of the farthest seas;

6the one who by his strength established the mountains,

being girded with might;

7who stills the roaring of the seas,

the roaring of their waves,

the tumult of the peoples,

8so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.

You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.

9You visit the earth and water it;2

you greatly enrich it;

the river of God is full of water;

you provide their grain,

for so you have prepared it.

10You water its furrows abundantly,

settling its ridges,

softening it with showers,

and blessing its growth.

11You crown the year with your bounty;

your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.

12The pastures of the wilderness overflow,

the hills gird themselves with joy,

13the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,

the valleys deck themselves with grain,

they shout and sing together for joy.

Footnotes

  • 1 65:1 Or Praise waits for you in silence
  • 2 65:9 Or and make it overflow