1 I trust in the Lord for safety. How foolish of you to say to me, "Fly away like a bird to the mountains,

References for Psalms 11:1

    • a 11:1 - [Some ancient translations] like a bird to the mountains; [Hebrew] bird, to your [(plural)] mountain.
      2 because the wicked have drawn their bows and aimed their arrows to shoot from the shadows at good people.
      3 There is nothing a good person can do when everything falls apart."
      4 The Lord is in his holy temple; he has his throne in heaven. He watches people everywhere and knows what they are doing.
      5 He examines the good and the wicked alike; the lawless he hates with all his heart.
      6 He sends down flaming coals and burning sulfur on the wicked; he punishes them with scorching winds.

      References for Psalms 11:6

        • b 11:6 - [One ancient translation] coals; [Hebrew] traps.
          7 The Lord is righteous and loves good deeds; those who do them will live in his presence.