Psalm 64 NIV
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1Hear me, my GOD, as I voice my complaint;
2Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from the plots of evildoers.
3They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
4They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
5They encourage each other in evil plans,
they talk about hiding their snares;
they say, “Who will see itb ?”
6They plot injustice and say,
“We have devised a perfect plan!”
Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
7But GOD Will Shoot them with HIS Arrows;
8HE Will Turn their own tongues against them
and Bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
9All people will fear;
they will proclaim the Works of GOD
10The righteous will rejoice In The LORD
and take refuge in HIM;
This whole Psalm has reference to David's enemies, persecutors, and slanderers and a great deal of trouble they gave him, almost all his days, so that we need not guess at any particular occasion of penning this Psalm.
I. He prays to GOD to preserve him from their malicious designs against him (v. 1, 2).
II. He gives a very bad character of them, as men marked for ruin by their own wickedness (v. 3-6).
III. By The SPIRIT of prophecy he foretells their destruction, which would redound to the Glory of GOD and the encouragement of HIS people (v. 7-10).
In singing this Psalm we must observe the effect of the old enmity that is in The Seed of the woman against the seed of the serpent, and assure ourselves that the serpent's head will be broken, at last, to the Honor and Joy of The Holy SEED, JESUS our LORD and SAVIOR.