1 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint. Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, from the tumult of the workers of iniquity,
3 who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,
4 that they may shoot in secret places at a blameless man. Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
5 They encourage themselves in an evil purpose. They converse of laying snares secretly. They say, Who will see them?
6 They search out iniquities, [saying,] We have accomplished a diligent search. And the inward part of man and the heart [are] deep.
7 But God will shoot at them. With an arrow they shall suddenly be wounded.
8 So they shall be made to stumble, their own tongue being against them. All who see them shall wag the head.
9 And all men shall fear. And they shall declare the work of God, and shall wisely consider of his doing.
10 A righteous man shall be glad in LORD, and shall take refuge in him. And all the upright in heart shall glory.