For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1I run to the Lord for safety.
So how can you say to me,
"Fly away like a bird to your mountain.
2Look! Evil people are bending their bows.
They are placing their arrows against the strings.
They are planning to shoot from the shadows
at those who have honest hearts.
3When law and order are being destroyed,
what can godly people do?"
4The Lord is in his holy temple.
The Lord is on his throne in heaven.
He watches all people.
His eyes study them.
5The Lord watches over those who do what is right.
But he hates sinful people and those who love to hurt others.
6He will pour out flaming coals and burning sulfur
on those who do what is wrong.
A hot and dry wind will destroy them.
7The Lord always does what is right.
So he loves it when people do what is fair.
Those who are honest will enjoy his blessing.
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