Refuge in the Lord1For the choir director. Davidic. I have taken refuge in the Lord. a
How can you say to me,
“Escape to the mountain like a bird! ▼
▼Lit to your mountain, bird, c
2 For look, the wicked string the bow;
they put the ▼
▼Lit theirarrow on the bowstring
to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. e
3 When the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?” f
4 The Lord is in His holy temple; g
the Lord’s throne is in heaven. h
His eyes watch; He examines ▼
▼Lit His eyelids examine▼
▼everyone/ human race: Literally, sons of man or sons of Adameveryone.
5 The Lord examines the righteous and the wicked.
He hates the lover of violence. k
6 He will rain burning coals ▼
▼Sym; MT reads rain snares, fireand sulfur on the wicked;
a scorching wind will be their portion. ▼
▼Lit be the portion of their cup, n
7 For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds.
The upright will see His face. o
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