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Psalms 11

For the director of music. Of David.

1 In the Lord I take refuge.
     How then can you say to me:
     "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;
     they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
     at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed,
     what can the righteous do(2)?"

4 The Lord is in his holy temple;
     the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes the sons of men;
     his eyes examine them.
5 The Lord examines the righteous,
     but the wicked(3) and those who love violence
     his soul hates.
6 On the wicked he will rain
     fiery coals and burning sulfur;
     a scorching wind will be their lot.

7 For the LORD is righteous,
     he loves justice;
     upright men will see his face.

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