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Psalm 11[a]

Confidence in the Presence of God

For the leader. Of David.


In the Lord I take refuge;
    how can you say to me,
    “Flee like a bird to the mountains!(A)
See how the wicked string their bows,
    fit their arrows to the string
    to shoot from the shadows at the upright of heart.(B)

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  1. Psalm 11 A song of trust. Though friends counsel flight to the mountain country (a traditional hideout) to escape trouble (Ps 11:1–3), the innocent psalmist reaffirms confidence in God, who protects those who seek asylum in the Temple (Ps 11:4–7).

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