For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 I run to the LORD for safety. So how can you say to me, "Fly away like a bird to your mountain.
2 Look! Evil people are bending their bows. They are placing their arrows against the strings. They are planning to shoot from the shadows at those who have honest hearts.
3 When law and order are being destroyed, what can godly people do?"
4 The LORD is in his holy temple. The LORD is on his throne in heaven. He watches all people. His eyes study them.
5 The LORD watches over those who do what is right. But he hates sinful people and those who love to hurt others.
6 He will pour out flaming coals and burning sulfur on those who do what is wrong. A hot and dry wind will destroy them.
7 The LORD always does what is right. So he loves it when people do what is fair. Those who are honest will enjoy his blessing.