Good News Translation (GNB)
11

Confidence in the LORDPs 11 Hebrew title: By David.

111I trust in the LORD for safety.

How foolish of you to say to me,

“Fly away like a bird to the mountains,11.1 Some ancient translations like a bird to the mountains; Hebrew bird, to your (plural) mountains.

2because the wicked have drawn their bows and aimed their arrows

to shoot from the shadows at good people.

3There is nothing a good person can do

when everything falls apart.”

4The LORD is in his holy temple;

he has his throne in heaven.

He watches people everywhere

and knows what they are doing.

5He examines the good and the wicked alike;

the lawless he hates with all his heart.

6He sends down flaming coals11.6 One ancient translation coals; Hebrew traps. and burning sulphur on the wicked;

he punishes them with scorching winds.

7The LORD is righteous and loves good deeds;

those who do them will live in his presence.