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Psalms 63

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 64

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<To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.>\

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\64:1\O God, let the voice of my grief come to your ear: keep my life from the fear of those who are against me.

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\64:2\Keep me safe from the secret purpose of wrongdoers; from the band of the workers of evil;

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\64:3\Who make their tongues sharp like a sword, and whose arrows are pointed, even bitter words;

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\64:4\So that in secret they may let loose their arrows at the upright, suddenly and unseen.

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\64:5\They make themselves strong in an evil purpose; they make holes for secret nets; they say, Who will see it,

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\64:6\Or make discovery of our secret purpose? The design is framed with care; and the inner thought of a man, and his heart, is deep.

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\64:7\But God sends out an arrow against them; suddenly they are wounded.

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\64:8\The evil of their tongues is the cause of their fall; all those who see them are shaking their heads at them.

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\64:9\And in fear men make public the works of God; and giving thought to his acts they get wisdom.

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\64:10\The upright will be glad in the Lord and have hope in him; and all the lovers of righteousness will give him glory.

Psalms 65

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