Psalm 11

Confidence in the Lord

1I trust in the Lord for safety.

How foolish of you to say to me,

“Fly away like a bird to the mountains,

2because the wicked have drawn their bows and aimed their arrows

to shoot from the shadows at good people.

3There is nothing a good person can do

when everything falls apart.”

4The Lord is in his holy temple;

he has his throne in heaven.

He watches people everywhere

and knows what they are doing.

5He examines the good and the wicked alike;

the lawless he hates with all his heart.

6He sends down flaming coals and burning sulfur on the wicked;

he punishes them with scorching winds.

7The Lord is righteous and loves good deeds;

those who do them will live in his presence.