A psalm written by David for the choir director
1 I trust that Yahweh will protect [MTY] me.
So do not [RHQ] say to me, “You need to escape/flee to the mountains like birds do,
2 because wicked people have hidden in the darkness,
they have pulled back their bowstrings and aimed their arrows
to shoot them at godly/righteous [IDM] people like you.
3 When people are not punished for disobeying the laws,
◄what can righteous people do?/there is not much that righteous people can do.►” [RHQ]
4 But Yahweh is sitting on his throne in his sacred temple in heaven,
and he [SYN] watches everything that people do.
5 Yahweh examines what righteous people do and what wicked people do,
and he hates those who like to perform violent actions to injure others.
6 He will send down from the sky flaming coals and burning sulfur,
and send scorching hot winds to punish wicked people.
7 Yahweh is righteous and he loves those who act righteously;
righteous people are able to come into his presence.