1 In the LORD I take refuge. ¶ How then can you say to me: ¶ "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings ¶ to shoot from the shadows ¶ at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
4 The LORD is in his holy temple; ¶ the LORD is on his heavenly throne. ¶ He observes everyone on earth; ¶ his eyes examine them.
5 The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, ¶ he hates with a passion.
6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; ¶ a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the LORD is righteous, ¶ he loves justice; ¶ the upright will see his face.