1In יהוה I have taken refuge; Why do you say to me, “Flee to your mountain like a bird”?
2For look! The wrong bend a bow, They set their arrow on the string, To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
3When the foundations are destroyed, What shall the righteous do?
4יהוה is in His set-apart Hĕḵal, The throne of יהוה is in the heavens. His eyes see, His eyelids examine the sons of men.
5יהוה tries the righteous, But His being shall hate the wrong And the one who loves violence.
6Upon the wrong He rains snares, Fire and sulphur and a scorching wind Are the portion of their cup.
7For יהוה is righteous, He has loved righteousness; The upright shall see His face.