1: (To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.) Hear, O God, my voice in my plaint; preserve my life from fear of the enemy: 2: Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, from the tumultuous crowd of the workers of iniquity, 3: Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, [and] have aimed their arrow, a bitter word; 4: That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5: They encourage themselves in an evil matter, they concert to hide snares; they say, Who will see them? 6: They devise iniquities: We have it ready, the plan is diligently sought out. And each one's inward [thought] and heart is deep. 7: But God will shoot an arrow at them: suddenly are they wounded; 8: By their own tongue they are made to fall over one another: all that see them shall flee away. 9: And all men shall fear, and shall declare God's doing; and they shall wisely consider his work. 10: The righteous shall rejoice in Jehovah, and trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.