The Bible – Old Testament
1 For the leader. Of David. In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to me, “Flee like a bird to the mountains!
See how the wicked string their bows, fit their arrows to the string to shoot from the shadows at the upright.
2 When foundations are being destroyed, what can the upright do?”
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD’S throne is in heaven. God’s eyes keep careful watch; they test all peoples.
The LORD tests the good and the bad, hates those who love violence,
3 And rains upon the wicked fiery coals and brimstone, a scorching wind their allotted cup.
The LORD is just and loves just deeds; the upright shall see his face.
1 [Psalm 11] A song of trust. Though friends counsel flight to the mountain country (a traditional hideout) to escape trouble (⇒ Psalm 11:1-3), the innocent psalmist reaffirms confidence in God, who protects those who seek asylum in the temple (⇒ Psalm 11:4-7).
2  Foundations: usually understood of public order. Cf ⇒ Psalm 82:5.