I trust in the Lord for safety. How foolish of you to say to me, "Fly away like a bird to the mountains, a2
because the wicked have drawn their bows and aimed their arrows to shoot from the shadows at good people.
There is nothing a good person can do when everything falls apart."
The Lord is in his holy temple; he has his throne in heaven. He watches people everywhere and knows what they are doing.
He examines the good and the wicked alike; the lawless he hates with all his heart.
He sends down flaming coals b and burning sulfur on the wicked; he punishes them with scorching winds.
The Lord is righteous and loves good deeds; those who do them will live in his presence.