Kings James Version




Hear my cry, O God, in my meditation and in my prayer
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy  

 Hide me from the secret plans of the enemy
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity

Who sharpen their tongue like a sword
And bend their bows to shoot their arrows of bitter words

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

 They encourage themselves in an evil manner
They talk of laying snares secretly:
They say “Who will see them?”

 They devise iniquities: “ We have perfected a shrewd scheme.”
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.  
 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow;
Suddenly they shall be wounded.

So He will make them stumble over their own tongue;
All who see them shall flee away  
 All men shall fear, And shall declare the work of God
For they shall wisely consider His doing

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

 Now unto Him who is able to keep me from falling