1: In Yahweh, I take refuge. How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain!"
2: For, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings, that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
3: If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?
4: Yahweh is in his holy temple. Yahweh is on his throne in heaven. His eyes observe. His eyes examine the children of men.
5: Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.
6: On the wicked he will rain blazing coals; fire, sulfur, and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
7: For Yahweh is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright shall see his face. Psalm 12 For the Chief Musician; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David.