Psalm 11
Good News Translation

Confidence in the Lord+

1I trust in the Lord for safety.

How foolish of you to say to me,

“Fly away like a bird to the mountains,+

2because the wicked have drawn their bows and aimed their arrows

to shoot from the shadows at good people.

3There is nothing a good person can do

when everything falls apart.”

4The Lord is in his holy temple;

he has his throne in heaven.

He watches people everywhere

and knows what they are doing.

5He examines the good and the wicked alike;

the lawless he hates with all his heart.

6He sends down flaming coals+ and burning sulfur on the wicked;

he punishes them with scorching winds.

7The Lord is righteous and loves good deeds;

those who do them will live in his presence.


11.1: Some ancient translations like a bird to the mountains; Hebrew bird, to your (plural) mountain.
11.6: One ancient translation coals; Hebrew traps.

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