Psalm 11 NIV

For the director of music. Of David.

1 In the LORD I take refuge.1 How then can you say to me: "Flee2 like a bird to your mountain.3

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2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;4 they set their arrows5 against the strings to shoot from the shadows6 at the upright in heart.7

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3 When the foundations8 are being destroyed, what can the righteous doa ?"

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    • a 11:3 - Or "what is the Righteous One doing"
      4 The LORD is in his holy temple;9 the LORD is on his heavenly throne.10 He observes the sons of men;11 his eyes examine12 them.

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      5 The LORD examines the righteous,13 but the wickedb and those who love violence his soul hates.14

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        • b 11:5 - Or "The Lord, the Righteous One, examines the wicked, /"
          6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur;15 a scorching wind16 will be their lot.

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          7 For the LORD is righteous,17 he loves justice;18 upright men19 will see his face.20

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