Evangelical Heritage Version
Faith, Not Flight
For the choir director. By David.
The Fear of the Fainthearted
1 In the Lord I take refuge.
How can you say to my soul:
“Flee to your mountain like a bird.
2 Look! The wicked bend their bow.
They set their arrow against the string
to shoot in the darkness at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being torn down,
what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple.
The Lord is on his throne in heaven.
His eyes observe.
He focuses on[a] the children of Adam.[b]
5 The Lord is righteous.
He examines the wicked.
He really hates[c] those who love violence.
6 On the wicked he will rain down fiery coals and sulfur.[d]
A scorching wind will be the cup given to them.
7 Indeed, the Lord is righteous. He loves righteousness.
The upright will view his face.
- Psalm 11:4 Literally his eyelids test
- Psalm 11:4 Or sons of man, that is, all mankind
- Psalm 11:5 Literally his soul hates
- Psalm 11:6 The Hebrew text reads snares, fire, and sulfur. The translation follows one Greek version, which inverts two letters in one Hebrew word, changing snares to fiery coals.