1In God the Lord I refuge take,
How can you say to me:
2“Look, how the wicked bend their bow—
Now to your mountain flee!
“Their arrow is upon the string
with righteous ones in view;
3When all foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do?”
4The Lord is in His holy place,
The Lord is on His throne.
His eyes do see and He does test
all those whom He does own.
5The Lord examines righteous ones
and tests the wicked, too.
He hates all those who love vio-lence,
and this is what He’ll do:
6He’ll rain down coals of fire that will
all wickedness burn up;
Fire, brimstone, burning wind will be
the portion of their cup.
7For God the Lord is righteous and
He loves true righteousness.
The upright will behold His face
and in His presence rest.