Psalm 11 – New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. Of David.
- In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
- For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
- When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
- The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.
- The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
- On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
- For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.
Psalm 11 – King James Version (KJV)
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
- In the LORD put I my trust: How say ye to my soul, flee as a bird to your mountain?
- For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, That they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
- If the foundations be destroyed, What can the righteous do?
- The LORD is in his holy temple, The LORD’s throne is in heaven: His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
- The LORD trieth the righteous: But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
- Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: This shall be the portion of their cup.
- For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; His countenance doth behold the upright.