Psalms 64

The Destroyer Destroyed
For the Pure and Shining One
King David’s song
1-2Lord, can’t you hear my cry, my bitter complaint?
Keep me safe from this band of criminals and
from the conspiracy of these wicked men.
They gather in their secret counsel to destroy me.
3-4Can’t you hear their slander, their lies?
Their words are like poison-tipped arrows
shot from the shadows.
They are unafraid and have no fear of consequences.
5They set their traps against us in secret;
they strengthen one another, saying,
“No one can see us. Who can stop us?”
They’re nothing more than unruly mobs
joined in their unholy alliance,
6searching out new opportunities to pervert justice—
deceivers scheming together their ill-conceived plot
as they plan the “perfect crime.”
How unsearchable is their endless evil,
trying desperately to hide the deep darkness of their hearts.
7But all the while God has his own fire-tipped arrows!
Suddenly, without warning,
they will be pierced and struck down.
8Staggering backward they will be destroyed
by the very ones they spoke against.
All who see this will view them with scorn.
9Then all will stand awestruck over what God has done,
seeing how he vindicated the victims of these crimes.
10The lovers of God will be glad, rejoicing in the Lord.
They will be found in his glorious wrap-around presence,
singing songs of praise to God!