Psalm 11 CSB

Refuge in the Lord

For the choir director. Davidic.

1 I have taken refuge in the Lord. How can you say to me, "Escape to the mountain like a bird!a

References for Psalms 11:1

    • a 11:1 - LXX, Syr, Jer, Tg, MT reads to your mountain, bird
      2 For look, the wicked string the bow; they put theb arrow on the bowstring to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.

      References for Psalms 11:2

        • b 11:2 - Lit their
          3 When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
          4 The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; He examinesc everyone.

          References for Psalms 11:4

            • c 11:4 - Lit His eyelids examine
              5 The Lord examines the righteous and the wicked. He hates the lover of violence.
              6 He will rain burning coals and sulfurd on the wicked; a scorching wind will be their portion.e f

              References for Psalms 11:6

                • d 11:6 - Sym; MT reads rain snares, fire; the difference between the 2 Hb words is 1 letter
                • e 11:6 - Lit be the portion of their cup
                • f 11:6 - Ezk 38:22; Rv 21:8
                  7 For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds. The upright will see His face.g

                  References for Psalms 11:7

                    • g 11:7 - Ps 17:15; Jb 19:25-26