In the LORD I take refuge.1 How then can you say to me: "Flee2 like a bird to your mountain.32
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.73
When the foundations8 are being destroyed, what can the righteous doa ?"
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.
The LORD examines the righteous,13 but the wickedb and those who love violence his soul hates.146
On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur;15 a scorching wind16 will be their lot.
For the LORD is righteous,17 he loves justice;18 upright men19 will see his face.20