Psalm 64: a prayer for God’s help and protection
In moments of tribulation and suffering, the psalmist cries out to God, his only refuge. In Psalm 64 we see a strong prayer from David asking for God’s protection in the face of the threats of his enemies. Discover the interpretation of this Psalm.
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The words of the clamor of Psalm 64
1 Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from the plots of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
they shoot suddenly, without fear.
5 They encourage each other in evil plans,
they talk about hiding their snares;
they say, “Who will see it?”
6 They plot injustice and say,
“We have devised a perfect plan!”
Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
7 But God will shoot them with his arrows;
they will suddenly be struck down.
8 He will turn their own tongues against them
and bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
9 All people will fear;
they will proclaim the works of God
and ponder what he has done.
10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
and take refuge in him;
all the upright in heart will glory in him!
Interpretation of Psalm 64
In order for you to have a better understanding of the psalm, our team has prepared a detailed interpretation of the verses.
Verses 1 to 4
In these verses, the cry to God is highlighted for protection, the request that the enemies, those who practice lawlessness, do not disturb the heart of the just, and the confidence that God will always come in our refuge.
Verses 5 to 7
The psalmist describes the thought of the wicked; he knows that in his heart there is no fear of God, but he is confident that the Lord is just and faithful to the righteous.
Verses 8 to 10
The righteousness of God is not flawed, the righteous will rejoice in God, their savior, for they know that His strength is in them, and with Him, they find their refuge and salvation. Their hearts shall rejoice, and the glory of the Lord shall come to pass in their life.
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