1 Listen to my concerns, O God, and protect me from my terrible enemies.
2 Keep me safe from secret plots of corrupt evildoers.
3 Their words cut like swords, and their cruel remarks sting like sharp arrows.
4 They fearlessly ambush and shoot innocent people.
5 They are determined to do evil, and they tell themselves: Let us set traps! No one can see us.
6 They devise evil plans and say: We will commit the perfect crime. The thoughts and the heart of man are deep.
7 But God will shoot his arrows and quickly wound them.
8 They will be destroyed by their own words, and everyone who sees them will tremble with fear.
9 They will be afraid and say: Look at what God has done and remember it.
10 The righteous man will be glad in Jehovah. He will take refuge in him. The upright in heart will sing praises.