1 I have taken refuge in Jehovah. 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 who are upright in heart.
3 What can a righteous person do when the foundations of life are destroyed?
4 Jehovah is in his holy temple. Jehovahs throne is in heaven. His eyes see. They examine the sons of men.
5 Jehovah tests examines righteous and wicked people alike. 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 Jehovah is righteous. He loves a righteous way of life. Upright people will see his face contemplate his presence.