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.

Swedish Contemporary Bible

Psalms 64

Psalm 64

Bön om beskydd när det onda hotar

1För körledaren. En psalm av David.

2Hör mig, Gud, när jag klagar!

Bevara mitt liv när fienden hotar.

3Göm mig för de ondas hop,

för skocken av dem som gör orätt.

4De vässar sina tungor som svärd.

De avlossar sina grymma ord som pilar,

5för att från sina bakhåll skjuta på den oskyldige.

Plötsligt och utan fruktan skjuter de.

6De eggar varandra i sin onda plan.

De talar om att i hemlighet sätta ut fällor.

”Ingen kommer att se dem,” säger de.

7De tänker ut onda planer

och säger: ”Vi har planerat det perfekt!”

Outgrundligt är människans innersta.

8Men Gud själv skjuter dem med pil,

plötsligt slås de ner.

9Deras egen tunga bringar dem på fall,

och alla som ser dem skakar på huvudet.

10Alla människor blir rädda,

de förkunnar Guds verk

och inser vad han har gjort.

11Den rättfärdige gläder sig i Herren

och tar sin tillflykt till honom.

Alla rättsinniga prisar honom.