Psalms 11
(A psalm by David for the music leader.)
Trusting the Lord
1The Lord is my fortress!
Don't say to me,
“Escape like a bird
to the mountains!”
2You tell me, “Watch out!
Those evil people have put
their arrows on their bows,
and they are standing
in the shadows,
aiming at good people.
3What can an honest person do
when everything crumbles?”
4The Lord is sitting
in his sacred temple
on his throne in heaven.
He knows everything we do
because he sees us all.
5The Lord tests honest people,
but despises those
who are cruel
and love violence.
6He will send fiery coals#11.6 fiery coals: Or “trouble, fire.”
and flaming sulfur
down on the wicked,
and they will drink nothing
but a scorching wind.
7The Lord always does right
and wants justice done.
Everyone who does right
will see his face.

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