Psalm 64 (63)
12Punishment for those who slander.
2 Hear, O God, my voice as I plead, protect my life from the enemy’s threat.
3 Hide me from the scheming of the wicked, from the designs of the evil-plotters, 4 who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim bitter words like arrows, 5 shooting at the innocent from cover, shooting suddenly without fear.
6 They invite each other to evil-doing, they conspire to lay snares, saying, “No one will see us, 7 who will uncover our scheme?”
7 Who peers into man will uncover them.
8 And now God fires his arrows at them and suddenly they are struck down. 9 Their own tongue brought them to ruin and all who see them shake their heads.
10 Everyone will stand in awe; they proclaim the works of God and ponder on his deeds.
11 The upright will rejoice and take refuge in the Lord; the upright of heart will glory in him.