Psalms 11

For the director of music. Of David.

In the  Lord I take refuge.
How then can you say to me:
‘Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows;
they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?’
The  Lord is in his holy temple;
the  Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
his eyes examine them.
The  Lord examines the righteous,
but the wicked, those who love violence,
he hates with a passion.
On the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulphur;
a scorching wind will be their lot.
For the  Lord is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face.
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