1 Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,

3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows--bitter words,

4 That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.

5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, "Who will see them?"

6 They devise iniquities: "We have perfected a shrewd scheme." Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.

7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they shall be wounded.

8 So He will make them stumble over their own tongue; All who see them shall flee away.

9 All men shall fear, And shall declare the work of God; For they shall wisely consider His doing.

10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and trust in Him. And all the upright in heart shall glory.