64:2 Hide me from the plots of evil men,
from the crowd of evildoers. 1
they aim their arrow, a slanderous charge, 3
They shoot at him suddenly and are unafraid of retaliation. 5
1 tn Heb “workers of wickedness.”
2 tn Heb “who.” A new sentence was started here in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “a bitter word.”
4 tn The psalmist uses the singular because he is referring to himself here as representative of a larger group.
5 tn Heb “and are unafraid.” The words “of retaliation” are supplied in the translation for clarification.