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Psalm 11 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

To the director: A song of David.

11 I trust in the Lord, so why did you tell me to run and hide?
    Why did you say, “Fly like a bird to your mountain?”

Like hunters, the wicked hide in the dark.
    They get their bows ready and aim their arrows.
    They shoot at good, honest people.
What would good people do
    if the wicked destroyed all that is good?[a]

The Lord is in his holy temple.
    The Lord sits on his throne in heaven.
He sees everything that happens.
    He watches people closely.
The Lord examines those who are good and those who are wicked;
    he hates those who enjoy hurting others.
He will make hot coals and burning sulfur fall like rain on the wicked.
    They will get nothing but a hot, burning wind.
The Lord always does what is right, and he loves seeing people do right.
    Those who live good lives will be with him.[b]


  1. Psalm 11:3 Or “What if the foundations of society were really destroyed?”
  2. Psalm 11:7 Those … him Literally, “They will see his face.”
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Copyright © 2006 by Bible League International

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