Psalm 11
New American Bible Revised Edition

Psalm 11*

Confidence in the Presence of God

1For the leader. Of David.


In the Lord I take refuge;

how can you say to me,

“Flee like a bird to the mountains!a

2See how the wicked string their bows,

fit their arrows to the string

to shoot from the shadows at the upright of heart.b

3*If foundations are destroyed,

what can the just one do?”


4The Lord is in his holy temple;

the Lord’s throne is in heaven.c

God’s eyes keep careful watch;

they test the children of Adam.

5The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked,

hates those who love violence,

6And rains upon the wicked

fiery coals and brimstone,

a scorching wind their allotted cup.*d

7The Lord is just and loves just deeds;

the upright will see his face.

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