1 I have taken refuge in the Lord. How can you say to me: “Flee to your mountain like a bird? 2 Wicked people bend their bows. They set their arrows against the strings to shoot in the dark at people whose motives are decent. 3 When the foundations of life are undermined, what can a righteous person do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple. The Lord’s throne is in heaven. His eyes see. They examine Adam’s descendants. 5 The Lord tests righteous people, but he hates wicked people and the ones who love violence. 6 He rains down fire and burning sulfur upon wicked people. He makes them drink from a cup filled with scorching wind. 7 The Lord is righteous. He loves a righteous way of life. Decent people will see his face.
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