The Psalms

Psalm 11

David encourages himself in God against his enemies, 1-3. The providence and justice of God, 4-7.

1 [To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] I put my trust in the LORD. How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain"?

2 For behold, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string so that they may secretly shoot at the upright in heart.

3 If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

4 The LORD is in his holy temple. The LORD'S throne is in heaven. His eyes behold. His eyelids try the children of men.

5 The LORD tries the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.

6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest. This shall be the portion of their cup.

7 For Yahweh is righteous. He loves righteousness. His countenance beholds the upright.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 11