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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book I
 
XI
 
Jehovah a Refuge and Defence
 
 
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
 
 
[1]  IN Jehovah do I take refuge:
How say ye to my soul,
Flee as 1 a bird to your mountain;
[2]  For, lo, the wicked bend the bow,
They make ready their arrow upon the string,
That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart;
[3]  If 2 the foundations be destroyed,
What can the righteous do?
[4]  Jehovah is in his holy temple;
Jehovah, his throne is in heaven;
His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
[5]  Jehovah trieth the righteous;
But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
[6]  Upon the wicked he will rain snares;
Fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup.
[7]  For Jehovah is righteous; he loveth righteousness: 3
The 4 upright shall behold his face.
 
Note 1. Or, ye birds. [back]
Note 2. Or, For the foundations are destroyed; What hath the righteous wrought? [back]
Note 3. Or, righteous deeds. [back]
Note 4. Or, His countenance doth behold the upright. [back]
 

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