Psalms 11:3-4

3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
4 The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

Psalms 11:3-4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 11:3-4 In-Context

1 In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
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.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
4 The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.
5 The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Psalms 18:15; Psalms 82:5; Isaiah 24:18
  • 2. S 1 Kings 8:48; Psalms 18:6; Psalms 27:4; John 2:7; Micah 1:2; Habakkuk 2:20
  • 3. S 2 Chronicles 6:18; S Psalms 9:7; Matthew 5:34; Matthew 23:22; S Revelation 4:2; Psalms 103:19
  • 4. Proverbs 15:3; Psalms 33:13
  • 5. Psalms 33:18; Psalms 66:7; Psalms 34:15-16
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