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Psalm 64: Preserve me from fear

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Fear is mentioned three times in this psalm.

There is the fear of one's enemy. In this case, the enemy's weapon is gossip and cruel words. Is there anything like the fear that cruel people are saying evil things about you?

The second fear is the lack of fear felt by the Enemies. They speak evil things and re-inforce each other's cruel words and plotting without being aware that God hears them.

The third fear is the fear of the Lord -- a joy to the believer and a terror to unbelievers.

Being preserved from fear is a blessing. And yet, those who believe in God often fear. It is difficult to fight an enemy if one fears their power.

1{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

3Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

4That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

5They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

6They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

7But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

8So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

9And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

10The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

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