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Salme 64

Gud straffer ondskab

1Til korlederen: En sang af David.

Hør min bøn, Gud, midt i min nød.
    Red mig fra fjendernes angreb.
Skærm mig mod deres skumle planer,
    beskyt mig mod deres ondskabsfulde list.
Deres tunger er som skarpe sværd,
    deres ord som giftige pile.
De sigter på de uskyldige fra deres baghold,
    de skyder dem ned uden skrupler.
De mødes for at ægge hinanden til ondskab
    og planlægge, hvor de skal sætte deres fælder.
        „Ingen opdager noget,” siger de selvsikkert.
De udklækker grusomme planer,
    som de hemmeligt fører ud i livet.
        Et menneskes tanker ligger skjult i sindet.
Men Gud vil selv ramme dem med sin straf,
    pludselig bliver de gennemboret af hans pile.
Deres egne ord vil fælde dem,
    og alle, som oplever deres fald,
vil ryste på hovedet i foragt
10     og fyldes af ærefrygt for Gud.
De vil forkynde Guds store undere
    og forstå hans retfærdige dom.
11 De gudfrygtige skal glæde sig over Gud
    og søge tilflugt hos ham.
        Alle de retskafne skal glæde sig.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 64

Psalm 64

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

God, hear me as I tell you my problem.
    Don’t let my enemies kill me.
Hide me from evil people who talk about how to harm me.
    Hide me from those people who are planning to do evil.

They make their tongues like sharp swords.
    They aim their mean words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from their hiding places at people who aren’t guilty.
    They shoot quickly and aren’t afraid of being caught.

They help one another make evil plans.
    They talk about hiding their traps.
    They say, “Who can see what we are doing?”
They make plans to do what is evil.
    They say, “We have thought up a perfect plan!”
    The hearts and minds of people are so clever!

But God will shoot my enemies with his arrows.
    He will suddenly strike them down.
He will turn their own words against them.
    He will destroy them.
All those who see them will shake their heads
    and look down on them.

All people will respect God.
    They will tell about his works.
    They will think about what he has done.
10 Godly people will be full of joy because of what the Lord has done.
    They will go to him for safety.
    All those whose hearts are honest will be proud of what he has done.