Psalm 11 English Standard Version

The Refuge of the Upright

11 1  In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, "Flee like a bird to your mountain, 2  for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; 3  if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"[1]

4  The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. 5  The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence. 6  Let him rain coals on the wicked; fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. 7  For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.

Footnotes

[1] 11:3 Or for the foundations will be destroyed; what has the righteous done?

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