For the Music Director. A Psalm of David.
1In the Lord I seek refuge;
how do you say to my soul,
“Flee as a bird to your mountain,
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 for the wicked bend their bow;
they make ready their arrow on the string,
that they may treacherously shoot
the upright in heart.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 If the foundations are broken,
what can the righteous do?”
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 The Lord is in His holy temple,
His throne is in heaven;
His eyes see,
His eyes examine mankind.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 The Lord tests the righteous,
but the wicked and one who loves violence
His soul hates.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 Upon the wicked He will rain
coals of fire and brimstone and a burning wind;
this will be the portion of their cup.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 For the righteous Lord
His countenance beholds the upright.