Psalm 63 (Kathisma 8)
Read on Tuesday (Monday and Thursday during Lent)
For the End: A Psalm of David, 63.
(Psalm 64 – Hebrew Numbering)
Hearken, O God, unto my prayer, when I make supplication unto Thee; rescue my soul from fear of the enemy.
Shelter me from the concourse of them that do wickedness, from the multitude of them that work unrighteousness.
They have sharpened their tongues like a sword, they have bent their bow, a bitter thing, that they may shoot in secret at the blameless man.
Suddenly shall they shoot at him and shall not fear; they have strengthened themselves in a wicked word.
They have spoken of hiding snares; they said: Who shall see them?
They have searched after iniquity, in searching they are grown weary of searching. A man shall draw nigh, and the heart is deep; and God shall be exalted.
As an arrow of infants are their blows, and their tongues are made strengthless against them.
All that saw them were troubled, and every man was afraid. And they declared the works of God, and His deeds they understood.
The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him; and all the upright in heart shall be praised.