The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
psa 64:1"To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David." Hear my (a) voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
(a) In that he calls to God with his voice, it is a sign that his prayer was vehement, and that his life was in danger.
psa 64:2Hide me from the (b) secret counsel of the wicked; from the (c) insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
(b) That is, from their secret malice.
(c) That is, their outward violence.
psa 64:3Who whet their tongue like a sword, [and] bend [their bows to shoot] their arrows, [even] (d) bitter words:
(d) False reports and slanders.
psa 64:4That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and (e) fear not.
(e) To be without fear of God and reverence of man, is a sign of reprobation.
psa 64:5They (f) encourage themselves [in] an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
(f) The more the wicked set God's children in misery, the more bold and impudent are they in oppressing them.
psa 64:6They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward [thought] of every one (g) [of them], and the heart, [is] deep.
(g) There is no way so secret and subtle to do hurt, which they did not invent for his destruction.
psa 64:8So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall (h) flee away.
(h) To see God's heavy judgments against them, and how he has caught them in their own snares.
psa 64:10The righteous (i) shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
(i) When they will consider that he will be favourable to them as he was to his servant David.