K4 T1 1-8. Enemies. T2 9. Mankind in general. T3 10. The righteous in particular.
T1 U q 1. The enemies. [Sing.] r 2. Enemies. [Pl.] V 3,4. Their attempt to wound. U r 5,6-. Enemies. [Pl.] q -6. The enemy. [Sing.] V 7,8. Their wounding.
1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer:
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide (put for protect) me from the conspiracy of the wicked; (See 2 Sam. 16:20-22; 17:1-4)
From the insurrection (the former secret; this one open) 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 (some codices read "will see"), and shall declare the work of God;
For they shall wisely consider of His doing.
10 A righteous one shall be glad in the LORD, and shall make his refuge in Him;
And all the upright in heart shall glory.