Psalm 11

This is a song that David wrote, for the music leader.

Trust the Lord to keep you safe

1 I have run to the Lord to keep me safe.

So do not say this to me:

‘Fly away like a bird to the hills!

11:1David asks his friends why they are telling him to run away from his enemies. David is trusting God to keep him safe.

2 See what the wicked people are doing!

They are preparing their bows and arrows.

They are hiding in dark places

to shoot their arrows at good people.

3 When wicked people have destroyed the foundations,

what can righteous people do?’

4 The Lord is in his holy temple.

He rules from his throne in heaven.

He carefully watches what people are doing.

He knows about each person.

5 The Lord watches both good people and wicked people.

Good people please him,

but he hates wicked people and cruel people.

6 He will send hot coal and sulphur

to fall like rain on wicked people.

A dangerous wind is the punishment that they deserve.

7 The Lord always does what is right.

He loves people to do good things.

Those who do what is right will know that God loves them.