1In Yahweh I have sought refuge. How can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain,”
2for, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings to shoot in the darkness at the upright in heart.
3When the foundations are destroyed, what can a righteous person do?
4Yahweh is in his holy temple. Yahweh’s throne is in the heavens. His eyes observe. His eyelids put people to the test.
5Yahweh puts the righteous person to the test, but his soul hates the wicked person and the one who loves violence.
6He will rain down coals upon the wicked; fire and sulfur and scorching wind will be the portion of their cup.
7For Yahweh is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright person will see his face.