New International Version

Psalm 64

Psalm 64[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
    protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
    from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords
    and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.

They encourage each other in evil plans,
    they talk about hiding their snares;
    they say, “Who will see it[b]?”
They plot injustice and say,
    “We have devised a perfect plan!”
    Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;
    they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them
    and bring them to ruin;
    all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear;
    they will proclaim the works of God
    and ponder what he has done.

10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
    and take refuge in him;
    all the upright in heart will glory in him!

  1. Psalm 64:1 In Hebrew texts 64:1-10 is numbered 64:2-11.
  2. Psalm 64:5 Or us

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 64

祈求上帝的保护

大卫作的诗,交给乐长。

1上帝啊,求你倾听我的苦诉,
求你保护我的性命不受仇敌的威胁。
求你保护我免遭恶人的谋害,
使我脱离不法之徒。
他们舌头锋利如刀,
言语恶毒如箭穿心。
他们埋伏起来,
暗箭伤害纯全无过的人。
他们突然袭击,毫无顾忌。
他们狼狈为奸,
商量暗设网罗,
以为谁也看不见。
他们图谋不义之事,
认为策划得无懈可击。
人心真是狡猾。
但上帝必用箭射他们,
将他们突然射倒在地。
他们必自作自受,
被自己的舌头所害。
看见的人都嘲笑他们。
这样,人人必敬畏上帝,
传扬祂奇妙的作为,
思想祂所做的事。
10 义人必因耶和华而欢欣,
并且投靠祂,
心地正直的人必赞美祂。