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The Lord Is in His Holy Temple
To the choirmaster. Of David.
11 In the Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
(A)“Flee like a bird to your mountain,
2 for behold, the wicked (B)bend the bow;
(C)they have fitted their arrow to the string
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
3 if (D)the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”[a]
4 (E)The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord's (F)throne is in heaven;
his eyes see, his eyelids (G)test the children of man.
5 The Lord (H)tests the righteous,
but (I)his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
6 Let him rain coals on the wicked;
(J)fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be (K)the portion of their cup.
7 For the Lord is righteous;
he (L)loves righteous deeds;
(M)the upright shall behold his face.
The Faithful Have Vanished
To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith.[b] A Psalm of David.
12 Save, O Lord, for (N)the godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
2 Everyone (O)utters lies to his neighbor;
with (P)flattering lips and (Q)a double heart they speak.
5 “Because (T)the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
(U)I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the (V)safety for which he longs.”
6 (W)The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.
7 You, O Lord, will keep them;
you will guard us[c] from this generation forever.
8 On every side the wicked prowl,
as vileness is exalted among the children of man.
How Long, O Lord?
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
13 (X)How long, O Lord? Will you (Y)forget me forever?
How long will you (Z)hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take (AA)counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 (AB)Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
(AC)light up my eyes, lest (AD)I sleep the sleep of death,
4 (AE)lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am (AF)shaken.