Psalm 11

For the director of music. Of David.

In the Lord I take refuge.(A)
    How then can you say to me:
    “Flee(B) like a bird to your mountain.(C)
For look, the wicked bend their bows;(D)
    they set their arrows(E) against the strings
to shoot from the shadows(F)
    at the upright in heart.(G)
When the foundations(H) are being destroyed,
    what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;(I)
    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.(J)
He observes everyone on earth;(K)
    his eyes examine(L) them.
The Lord examines the righteous,(M)
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.(N)
On the wicked he will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;(O)
    a scorching wind(P) will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,(Q)
    he loves justice;(R)
    the upright(S) will see his face.(T)

14 They raise their voices, they shout for joy;(A)
    from the west(B) they acclaim the Lord’s majesty.
15 Therefore in the east(C) give glory(D) to the Lord;
    exalt(E) the name(F) of the Lord, the God of Israel,
    in the islands(G) of the sea.
16 From the ends of the earth(H) we hear singing:(I)
    “Glory(J) to the Righteous One.”(K)

But I said, “I waste away, I waste away!(L)
    Woe(M) to me!
The treacherous(N) betray!
    With treachery the treacherous betray!(O)
17 Terror(P) and pit and snare(Q) await you,
    people of the earth.(R)
18 Whoever flees(S) at the sound of terror
    will fall into a pit;(T)
whoever climbs out of the pit
    will be caught in a snare.(U)

The floodgates of the heavens(V) are opened,
    the foundations of the earth shake.(W)
19 The earth is broken up,(X)
    the earth is split asunder,(Y)
    the earth is violently shaken.
20 The earth reels like a drunkard,(Z)
    it sways like a hut(AA) in the wind;
so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion(AB)
    that it falls(AC)—never to rise again.(AD)

21 In that day(AE) the Lord will punish(AF)
    the powers(AG) in the heavens above
    and the kings(AH) on the earth below.
22 They will be herded together
    like prisoners(AI) bound in a dungeon;(AJ)
they will be shut up in prison
    and be punished[a] after many days.(AK)
23 The moon will be dismayed,
    the sun(AL) ashamed;
for the Lord Almighty will reign(AM)
    on Mount Zion(AN) and in Jerusalem,
    and before its elders—with great glory.(AO)

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  1. Isaiah 24:22 Or released

41 Peter asked, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?”

42 The Lord(A) answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? 43 It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. 44 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45 But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk. 46 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.(B) He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.

47 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows.(C) 48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows.(D) From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

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