Psalm 11

Psalm 11

To the Chief Musician or Choir Leader. [A Psalm] of David.

1 In the Lord I take refuge [and put my trust]; how can you say to me, Flee like a bird to your mountain?

2 For see, the wicked are bending the bow; they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they [furtively] in darkness may shoot at the upright in heart.

3 If the foundations are destroyed, what can the [unyieldingly] righteous do, or what has He [the Righteous One] wrought or accomplished?

4 The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven. His eyes behold; His eyelids test and prove the children of men.(A)

5 The Lord tests and proves the [unyieldingly] righteous, but His soul abhors the wicked and him who loves violence.(B)

6 Upon the wicked He will rain quick burning coals or snares; fire, brimstone, and a [dreadful] scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.

7 For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face, or He beholds the upright.

Cross references

  1. Psalm 11:4 : Acts 7:49; Rev. 4:2.
  2. Psalm 11:5 : James 1:12.

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