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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.

La Bible du Semeur

Psaumes 64

Protège-moi !

1Au chef de chœur. Psaume de David.

O Dieu, écoute |ma voix plaintive,
protège-moi |d’un ennemi |qui me fait peur,
et mets-moi à l’abri |des complots des méchants,
de la troupe tumultueuse |de malfaisants.
Comme une épée, |leur langue est aiguisée
et ils décochent |leurs propos venimeux |comme des flèches !
Ils tirent depuis leur cachette |sur l’innocent,
ils le visent soudain, |sans éprouver |la moindre crainte.
Ils s’enhardissent |pour de mauvais desseins,
ils se concertent |pour bien cacher leurs pièges,
en se disant : |« Qui s’en apercevra ? »
Chacun combine |des mauvais coups. |« Nous voici prêts,
notre plan est au point ! »
Oui, la pensée intime, |le cœur de l’homme |est un gouffre profond.

Mais Dieu leur lance |soudain des flèches.
Ils sont frappés :
leur propre langue |cause leur chute.
En les voyant, |chacun secoue la tête[a],
10 et tous les hommes |sont pris de crainte
et ils proclament |l’œuvre de Dieu
en tirant la leçon |de ses actions.
11 Qu’en l’Eternel, |le juste trouve |sa joie et son refuge,
et tous les hommes au cœur droit |s’en féliciteront.

Notas al pie

  1. 64.9 Signe de mépris (voir 22.8).