New International Version
For the director of music. Of David.
1 In the Lord I take refuge.(A)
How then can you say to me:
“Flee(B) like a bird to your mountain.(C)
2 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)
3 When the foundations(H) are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
4 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.
5 The Lord examines the righteous,(M)
but the wicked, those who love violence,
he hates with a passion.(N)
6 On the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulfur;(O)
a scorching wind(P) will be their lot.
For the director of music. According to sheminith.[b] A psalm of David.
1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;(U)
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
2 Everyone lies(V) to their neighbor;
they flatter with their lips
but harbor deception in their hearts.(W)
5 “Because the poor are plundered(AA) and the needy groan,(AB)
I will now arise,(AC)” says the Lord.
“I will protect them(AD) from those who malign them.”
6 And the words of the Lord are flawless,(AE)
like silver purified(AF) in a crucible,(AG)
like gold[c] refined seven times.