1 Magistro chori. PSALMUS. David.
2 Exaudi, Deus, vocem meam in meditatione mea; a timore inimici custodi animam meam.
3 Protege me a conventu malignantium, a multitudine operantium iniquitatem.
4 Qui exacuerunt ut gladium linguas suas, intenderunt sagittas suas, venefica verba,
5 ut sagittent in occultis immaculatum. Subito sagittabunt eum et non timebunt,
6 firmaverunt sibi consilium nequam. Disputaverunt, ut absconderent laqueos, dixerunt: "Quis videbit eos?".
7 Excogitaverunt iniqua, perfecerunt excogitata consilia. Interiora hominis et cor eius abyssus.
8 Et sagittavit illos Deus; subito factae sunt plagae eorum,
9 et infirmavit eos lingua eorum. Caput movebunt omnes, qui videbunt eos,
10 et timebit omnis homo; et annuntiabunt opera Dei et facta eius intellegent.
11 Laetabitur iustus in Domino et sperabit in eo, et gloriabuntur omnes recti corde.
King James Version
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
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 commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.