New International Reader's Version

Psalm 11:1-7

Psalm 11

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1I run to the Lord for safety.

So how can you say to me,

“Fly away like a bird to your mountain.

2Look! 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.

3When law and order are being destroyed,

what can godly people do?”

4The Lord is in his holy temple.

The Lord is on his throne in heaven.

He watches everyone on earth.

His eyes study them.

5The Lord watches over those who do what is right.

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

6He will pour out flaming coals and burning sulfur

on those who do what is wrong.

A hot and dry wind will destroy them.

7The Lord always does what is right.

So he loves it when people do what is fair.

Those who are honest will enjoy his blessing.

Japanese Contemporary Bible

詩篇 11:1-7

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1私は主に信頼しています。

なぜ、あなたたちは臆面もなく、

「身の安全のため山へ逃げろ」と言うのですか。

2悪者どもは弓を張り、弦に矢をつがえ、

神の民を射ようと待ち伏せています。

3「法も秩序もなくなった。

正しい者は逃げるしかない」と人々は言います。

4しかし、主は依然として聖なる宮に住み、

天からすべてを支配しておられます。

地上での出来事をことごとく監視しておられます。

5主は正しい者と悪者とをふるいにかけ、

暴虐を好む者を憎みます。

6悪者の上に火と硫黄の雨を降らせ、

燃える風で彼らをあぶります。

7主は正しく、正義を愛します。

信仰の直ぐな者は、その御顔を拝することができるでしょう。