For the director of music. Of David.
1 In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do [a] ?”
4 The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD is in His heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; His eyes examine them.
5 The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked [b] and those who love violence His soul hates.
6 On the wicked He will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the LORD is righteous, He loves justice; upright men will see His face.