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Psalm 11

MSG 1 I've already run for dear life straight to the arms of God. So why would I run away now when you say, NIV 1 In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: "Flee like a bird to your mountain. MSG 2 the evil bows are bent, the wicked arrows Aimed to shoot under cover of darkness at every heart open to God. NIV 2 For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. MSG 3 The bottom's dropped out of the country; good people don't have a chance"? NIV 3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do ?" MSG 4 But God hasn't moved to the mountains; his holy address hasn't changed. He's in charge, as always, his eyes taking everything in, his eyelids Unblinking, examining Adam's unruly brood inside and out, not missing a thing. NIV 4 The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them. MSG 5 He tests the good and the bad alike; if anyone cheats, God's outraged. NIV 5 The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates. MSG 6 Fail the test and you're out, out in a hail of firestones, Drinking from a canteen filled with hot desert wind. NIV 6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot. MSG 7 God's business is putting things right; he loves getting the lines straight, Setting us straight. Once we're standing tall, we can look him straight in the eye. NIV 7 For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.