Psalm 11
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To the Director: A Davidic Song.a

Confident Trust in God

1I take refuge in the LORD.

So how can you say to me,

“Flee like a bird to the mountains.”?

2Look, the wicked have bent their bow

and placed their arrowb on the string,c

to shoot from the darknessd at the upright in heart.

3When the foundations are destroyed,

what can the righteous do?

4The LORD is in his holy Temple;

the LORD’s throne is in the heavens.

His eyes see,

his glancee examines humanity.f

5The LORD examines the righteous,

but the wicked and those who love violence, he hates.

6He rains on the wicked burning coals and sulfur;

a scorching wind is their destiny.g

7Indeed, the LORD is righteous;

he loves righteousness;

the upright will see him face-to-face.

a 11:T The Heb. lacks A song
b 11:2 So MT DSS 5/6HevPs; DSS 4QCatena A LXX read arrows
c 11:2 So MT; LXX reads arrows for the quiver
d 11:2 So MT DSS; LXX reads shoot on a moonless night
e 11:4 Lit. eyelids
f 11:4 Lit. examines the children of men
g 11:6 Lit. the portion of their cup

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