For the choir director: A psalm of David. I trust in the LORD for protection. So why do you say to me, "Fly to the mountains for safety!
The wicked are stringing their bows and setting their arrows in the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those who do right.
The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?"
But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everything closely, examining everyone on earth.
The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates everyone who loves violence.
He rains down blazing coals on the wicked, punishing them with burning sulfur and scorching winds.
For the LORD is righteous, and he loves justice. Those who do what is right will see his face.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)