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Psalm 11:title–7

The Lord Is in His Holy Temple

11 To the choirmaster. Of David.

In the Lord I take refuge;

how can you say to my soul,

z“Flee like a bird to your mountain,

for behold, the wicked abend the bow;

bthey have fitted their arrow to the string

to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;

if cthe foundations are destroyed,

what can the righteous do?”1

dThe Lord is in his holy temple;

the Lord’s ethrone is in heaven;

his eyes see, his eyelids ftest the children of man.

The Lord gtests the righteous,

but hhis soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

Let him rain coals on the wicked;

ifire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be jthe portion of their cup.

For the Lord is righteous;

he kloves righteous deeds;

lthe upright shall behold his face.

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Psalm 11:title–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Title 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:title–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Title 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.

Psalm 11:title–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Title For the choir director: A psalm of David.

I trust in the Lord for protection.

So why do you say to me,

“Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!

The wicked are stringing their bows

and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings.

They shoot from the shadows

at those whose hearts are right.

The foundations of law and order have collapsed.

What can the righteous do?”

But the Lord is in his holy Temple;

the Lord still rules from heaven.

He watches everyone closely,

examining every person on earth.

The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked.

He hates those who love violence.

He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked,

punishing them with scorching winds.

For the righteous Lord loves justice.

The virtuous will see his face.

Psalm 11:title–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Title To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

In the Lord I put my trust; How can you say to my soul,

“Flee as a bird to your mountain”?

For look! The wicked bend their bow,

They make ready their arrow on the string,

That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart.

If the foundations are 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 test the sons of men.

The Lord tests the righteous,

But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.

Upon the wicked He will rain coals;

Fire and brimstone and a burning wind

Shall be the portion of their cup.

For the Lord is righteous,

He loves righteousness;

His countenance beholds the upright.

Psalm 11:title–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Title For the director of music. Of David.

I trust in the Lord for protection.

So why do you say to me,

“Fly like a bird to your mountain.

Like hunters, the wicked string their bows;

they set their arrows on the bowstrings.

They shoot from dark places

at those who are honest.

When the foundations for good collapse,

what can good people do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;

the Lord sits on his throne in heaven.

He sees what people do;

he keeps his eye on them.

The Lord tests those who do right,

but he hates the wicked and those who love to hurt others.

He will send hot coals and burning sulfur on the wicked.

A whirlwind is what they will get.

The Lord does what is right, and he loves justice,

so honest people will see his face.

Psalm 11:title–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Title For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

In Jehovah do I take refuge:

How say ye to my soul,

Flee as a bird to your mountain;

For, lo, the wicked bend the bow,

They make ready their arrow upon the string,

That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart;

If the foundations be destroyed,

What can the righteous do?

Jehovah is in his holy temple;

Jehovah, his throne is in heaven;

His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Jehovah trieth the righteous;

But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Upon the wicked he will rain snares;

Fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.

For Jehovah is righteous;

He loveth righteousness:

The upright shall behold his face.

Psalm 11:title–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Title To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

In Jehovah have I put my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For behold, the wicked bend the bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may in darkness shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?

Jehovah is in the temple of his holiness; Jehovah, —his throne is in the heavens: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men. Jehovah trieth the righteous one; but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone; and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. For righteous is Jehovah; he loveth righteousness, his countenance doth behold the upright.

Psalm 11:title–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Title For the choir director; by David. 

I have taken refuge in the Lord

How can you say to me: 

“Flee to your mountain like a bird? 

Wicked people bend their bows. 

They set their arrows against the strings 

to shoot in the dark at people whose motives are decent. 

When the foundations ⸤of life⸥ are undermined, 

what can a righteous person do?” 

The Lord is in his holy temple. 

The Lord’s throne is in heaven. 

His eyes see. 

They examine Adam’s descendants. 

The Lord tests righteous people, 

but he hates wicked people and the ones who love violence. 

He rains down fire and burning sulfur upon wicked people. 

He makes them drink from a cup filled with scorching wind. 

The Lord is righteous. 

He loves a righteous way of life. 

Decent people will see his face. 

Psalm 11:title–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Title For the choir director. Davidic.

I have taken refuge in the Lord.

How can you say to me,

“Escape to the mountain like a bird!

For look, the wicked string the bow;

they put the arrow on the bowstring

to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.

When the foundations are destroyed,

what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in His holy temple;

the Lord’s throne is in heaven.

His eyes watch; He examines everyone.

The Lord examines the righteous and the wicked.

He hates the lover of violence.

He will rain burning coals and sulfur on the wicked;

a scorching wind will be their portion.

For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds.

The upright will see His face.

Psalm 11:title–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Title To the leader. Of David.

In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me,

“Flee like a bird to the mountains;

for look, the wicked bend the bow,

they have fitted their arrow to the string,

to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart.

If the foundations are destroyed,

what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;

the Lord’s throne is in heaven.

His eyes behold, his gaze examines humankind.

The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked,

and his soul hates the lover of violence.

On the wicked he will rain coals of fire and sulfur;

a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.

For the Lord is righteous;

he loves righteous deeds;

the upright shall behold his face.

Psalm 11:title–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Title For the music director. Of David.

In Yahweh I have taken refuge;

how can you say to my soul,

“Flee to your mountain like a bird”?

For look: The wicked string the bow.

They have fitted their arrow to the string,

to shoot from the darkness

at the upright of heart.

When the foundations are destroyed

what can the righteous do?

Yahweh is in his holy temple;

Yahweh is in the heavens on his throne.

His eyelids see;

they test the children of humankind.

Yahweh tests the righteous,

but the wicked and the lover of violence

his soul hates.

He will rain coals on the wicked.

Burning sulfur and scorching wind

will be the portion of their cup.

For Yahweh is righteous;

he loves righteous deeds.

The upright shall see his face.

Psalm 11:title–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Title For the director of music. A psalm of David.

I run to the Lord for safety.

So how can you say to me,

“Fly away like a bird to your mountain.

Look! Evil people are bending their bows.

They are placing their arrows against the strings.

They are planning to shoot from the shadows

at those who have honest hearts.

When law and order are being destroyed,

what can godly people do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple.

The Lord is on his throne in heaven.

He watches all people.

His eyes study them.

The Lord watches over those who do what is right.

But he hates sinful people and those who love to hurt others.

He will pour out flaming coals and burning sulfur

on those who do what is wrong.

A hot and dry wind will destroy them.

The Lord always does what is right.

So he loves it when people do what is fair.

Those who are honest will enjoy his blessing.

Psalm 11:title–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Title For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

In the Lord I take refuge;

How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain;

For, behold, the wicked bend the bow,

They make ready their arrow upon the string

To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

If the foundations are 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 test the sons of men.

The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked,

And the one who loves violence His soul hates.

Upon the wicked He will rain snares;

Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.

For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness;

The upright will behold His face.