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11 How dare you tell me, “Flee[a] to the mountains for safety,” when I am trusting in the Lord?

For the wicked have strung their bows, drawn their arrows tight against the bowstrings, and aimed from ambush at the people of God. “Law and order have collapsed,”[b] we are told. “What can the righteous do but flee?”

But the Lord is still in his holy temple; he still rules from heaven. He closely watches everything that happens here on earth. He puts the righteous and the wicked to the test; he hates those loving violence. He will rain down fire and brimstone on the wicked and scorch them with his burning wind.

For God is good, and he loves goodness; the godly shall see his face.[c]

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 11:1 Flee, literally, “Flee as a bird.”
  2. Psalm 11:3 Law and order have collapsed, literally, “If the foundations have been torn down.”
  3. Psalm 11:7 the godly shall see his face, or “his face shines down in mercy and joy upon the good.”

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