New International Reader's Version

Psalm 11

Psalm 11

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 everyone on earth.
    His eyes study them.
The Lord watches over those who do what is right.
    But he really 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.

New American Standard Bible

Psalm 11

The Lord a Refuge and Defense.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

1In 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 [a]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 [b]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 [c]snares;
Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.
For the Lord is righteous, He loves [d]righteousness;
The upright will behold His face.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 11:2 Or fixed
  2. Psalm 11:4 Lit Lord, His throne
  3. Psalm 11:6 Or coals of fire
  4. Psalm 11:7 Or righteous deeds