1 For the music director; by David. In the Lord I have taken shelter. How can you say to me, "Flee to a mountain like a bird! 2 For look, the wicked prepare their bows, they put their arrows on the strings, to shoot in the darkness at the morally upright. 3 When the foundations are destroyed, what can the godly accomplish?"
4 The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; his eyes examine all people. 5 The Lord approves of the godly, but he hates the wicked and those who love to do violence. 6 May the Lord rain down burning coals and brimstone on the wicked! A whirlwind is what they deserve! 7 Certainly the Lord is just; he rewards godly deeds; the upright will experience his favor.

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