“Let the righteous rejoice in Yahweh!
Take refuge in Yahweh!
Let all the upright in heart glory!”
This psalm ends with the righteous rejoicing in Yahweh, the God of Israel. They have taken refuge in Yahweh. The upright of heart can now glory in Yahweh. Thus we have a happy ending to the complaints about the wicked enemies. God has justified the righteous. Once again, they can be self-righteous.
“God will shoot his arrow at them.
They will be wounded suddenly.
Because of their tongue
He will bring them to ruin.
All who see them
Will shake with horror.
Then everyone will fear.
They will tell what God has brought about.
They will ponder what he has done.”
God will shoot the bow and arrow for David. God will suddenly wound his enemies. They will be ruined because of their evil tongues. Everyone who sees it will shake with horror. They will fear what God has done. They will then have second thoughts about doing evil things and God.
To the choirmaster leader, a psalm of David
“Hear my voice!
In my complaint!
Preserve my life
From the dreaded enemy.
From the secret plots of the wicked.
From the scheming of evildoers.
They whet their tongues like swords.
They aim bitter words like arrows.
They shoot from an ambush at the blameless.
They shoot suddenly.
They shoot without fear.
They hold fast to their evil purpose.
They talk of laying snares secretly.
‘Who can see us?
Who can search out our crimes?
We have thought out
A cunningly conceived plot.’
The human heart and mind are deep!”
Psalm 64 is a choral psalm of David. Once again David wanted to save his life from his enemies. He wanted to be hidden from the secret plots of the wicked and the schemes of the evildoers. Their tongues were like swords. Their words were like arrows from a bow and arrow. They shot suddenly and without fear from various ambushes. They laid secret snares for David with their evil purposes. They thought that no one saw them. No one was going after their crimes. They thought that they had a great cunning plan. Finally David notes that the human heart and mind are deep. This is a little bit like Psalm 58.