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Bible Commentaries

Smith's Bible Commentary

Psalms 64

Verses 1-10

Psalms 64:1-10

Psalms 64:1-10 , another psalm of David.

Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from the fear of the enemy ( Psalms 64:1 ).

You know, fear is a horrible thing. And fear can actually get hold of a person's life and be a very debilitating force within a person's life. "Preserve me from fear."

Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and they bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even their bitter words ( Psalms 64:2-3 ):

And so here David now pictures his enemies as they are going around talking about him, sharpen their tongues to cut him to pieces with their mouths, and they take their bows and they shoot the bitter words at him.

That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and they fear not. They encourage themselves in an evil matter: and they commune of laying their traps privately; they say, Who is going to see them? And they search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they shall be wounded. And so they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see shall flee away. And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory ( Psalms 64:4-10 ).

So a prayer of David for preservation from his enemies, for protection. Those that were seeking to destroy him with their words. "O God, turn their devices against them. Be my defense. All those that trust in the Lord and all the upright in heart shall glory." "

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Bibliographical Information
Smith, Charles Ward. "Commentary on Psalms 64". "Smith's Bible Commentary". 2014.