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Psalm 11


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.

[a]3 Or what is the Righteous One doing

[b]5 Or The LORD, the Righteous One, examines the wicked, /