Refuge in the Lord

1 I have taken refuge in the Lord. How can you say to me, "Escape to the mountain like a bird! 2 For look, the wicked string the bow; they put the arrow on the bowstring to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
4 The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; He examines everyone. 5 The Lord examines the righteous and the wicked. He hates the lover of violence. 6 He will rain burning coals and sulfur on the wicked; a scorching wind will be their portion. 7 For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds. The upright will see His face.

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