1For the leader. By David:
In Adonai I find refuge.
So how can you say to me,
“Flee like a bird to the mountains!
2See how the wicked are drawing their bows
and setting their arrows on the string,
to shoot from the shadows at honest men.
3If the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
4Adonai is in his holy temple.
Adonai, his throne is in heaven.
His eyes see and test humankind.
5Adonai tests the righteous;
but he hates the wicked and the lover of violence.
6He will rain hot coals down on the wicked,
fire, sulfur and scorching wind
will be what they get to drink.
7For Adonai is righteous;
he loves righteousness;
the upright will see his face.