Bible Book List

Psalm 11Common English Bible (CEB)

Psalm 11

For the music leader. Of David.

11 I have taken refuge in the Lord.
    So how can you say to me,[a]
    “Flee to the hills like a bird
        because the wicked
        have already bent their bows;
        they’ve already strung their arrows;
        they are ready to secretly shoot
        those whose heart is right”?
When the very bottom of things falls out,
    what can a righteous person possibly accomplish?

But the Lord is in his holy temple.
    The Lord! His throne is in heaven.
His eyes see—
    his vision examines all of humanity.
The Lord examines
    both the righteous and the wicked;
    his very being[b] hates anyone who loves violence.
God will rain fiery coals and sulfur on the wicked;
    their cups will be filled
    with nothing but a scorching hot wind
    because the Lord is righteous!
    He loves righteous deeds.
    Those whose heart is right will see God’s face.[c]


  1. Psalm 11:1 Or my soul
  2. Psalm 11:5 Or soul
  3. Psalm 11:7 Heb lacks heart, but see 11:2 and Pss 7:10; 32:11; 36:10.
Common English Bible (CEB)

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible


1 of 1

You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more

Bible Gateway Recommends

CEB Thinline Bible, Hardcover
CEB Thinline Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $14.99
Our Price: $10.99Save: $4.00 (27%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
Viewing of
Cross references