64:1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

64:2 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.

64:3 Hide me from the council of evil-doers; from the tumult of the workers of iniquity;

64:4 Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a poisoned word;

64:5 That they may shoot in secret places at the blameless; suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

64:6 They encourage one another in an evil matter; they converse of laying snares secretly; they ask, who would see them.

64:7 They search out iniquities, they have accomplished a diligent search; even in the inward thought of every one, and the deep heart.

64:8 But God doth shoot at them with an arrow suddenly; thence are their wounds.

64:9 So they make their own tongue a stumbling unto themselves; all that see them shake the head.

64:9 10 And all men fear; and they declare the work of God, and understand His doing.

64:11 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall take refuge in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.



Hebrew Transliteration

64:1 lamnatsêach mizmor ledhâvidh

64:2 shema`-'elohiym qoliybhesiychiy mippachadh 'oyêbh titsor chayyây

64:3 tastiyrêniy missodhmerê`iym mêrighshath po`alêy 'âven

64:4 'asher shânenu khacherebh leshonâmdârekhu chitsâm dâbhâr mor

64:5 liyroth bammistâriym tom pith'om yoruhuvelo' yiyrâ'u

64:6 yechazzequ-lâmo dâbhâr râ` yesapperu lithmonmoqeshiym 'âmru miy yir'eh-lâmo

64:7 yachpesu-`oloth tamnu chêphesmechuppâs veqerebh 'iysh velêbh `âmoq

64:8 vayyorêm 'elohiym chêtspith'om hâyu makkothâm

64:9 vayyakhshiyluhu `âlêymo leshonâmyithnodhadhu kol-ro'êh bhâm

64:10 vayyiyr'u kol-'âdhâm vayyaggiydhupo`al 'elohiym uma`asêhu hiskiylu

64:11 yismach tsaddiyq bayhvhvechâsâh bho veyithhalelu kol-yishrêy-lêbh


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

Translations of the Psalms: Sacred Texts.com


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