In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, 1"Flee like a bird to your mountain,
for behold, the wicked 2bend the bow; 3they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
if 4the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"a45The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD's 6throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids 7test the children of man.
The LORD8tests the righteous, but 9his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
Let him rain coals on the wicked; 10fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be 11the portion of their cup.
For the LORD is righteous; he 12loves righteous deeds; 13the upright shall behold his face.