THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 11 ©
David, taking notice of the mockeries of his persecutor who made of his pitiful escapes and wanderings their pastime, takes his refuge to God, and declares his faith in God’s providence, Who sees, tries and shall judge both the godly and the wicked.
To the chief 1Musician, A Psalm of David.
IN the LORD put I my trust: how say 2ye to my soul, Flee as a 3bird to your mountain?
4For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may 5privily shoot at the upright in heart.
If the 6foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
The LORD is 7in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids 8try, the children of men.
The LORD 9trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his 10soul hateth.
Upon the wicked he shall rain 11snares, 12fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the 13portion of their cup.
For the righteous LORD loveth 14righteousness; his countenance doth 15behold the 16upright.