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To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily ° shoot at the upright in heart.
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

11:3 foundations be destroyed. The wicked, with worldly wisdom, attack that which is foundational in the life of the righteous. For example, the truth of creation as recorded in Genesis is foundational to the rest of the Bible and to the faith and practice of the Christian. This is the primary focus of the attacks of the ungodly. The Christian is often oblivious to this critical danger.

11:7 countenance doth behold. Some translations invert this statement, reading it as: “The upright shall behold His countenance,” It is true either way, but the King James rendering is more consistent with the parallelism of the first part of the verse.

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