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1 (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?

2 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.

3 If the foundations be 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 trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

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

7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.


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Psalms Chapter 11 Bible commentary...

David's struggle with, and triumph over a strong temptation to distrust God, and betake himself to indirect means for his own safety, in a time of danger.

- Those that truly fear God and serve him, are welcome to put their trust in him. The psalmist, before he gives an account of his temptation to distrust God, records his resolution to trust in Him, as that by which he was resolved to live and die. The believer, though not terrified by his enemies, may be tempted, by the fears of his friends, to desert his post, or neglect his work. They perceive his danger, but not his security; they give him counsel that savours of worldly policy, rather than of heavenly wisdom. The principles of religion are the foundations on which the faith and hope of the righteous are built. We are concerned to hold these fast against all temptations to unbelief; for believers would be undone, if they had not God to go to, God to trust in, and future bliss to hope for. The prosperity of wicked people in their wicked, evil ways, and the straits and distresses which the best men are sometimes brought into, tried David's faith. We need not say, Who shall go up to heaven, to fetch us thence a God to trust in? The word is nigh us, and God in the word; his Spirit is in his saints, those living temples, and the Lord is that Spirit. This God governs the world. We may know what men seem to be, but God knows what they are, as the refiner knows the value of gold when he has tried it. God is said to try with his eyes, because he cannot err, or be imposed upon. If he afflicts good people, it is for their trial, therefore for their good. However persecutors and oppressors may prosper awhile, they will for ever perish. God is a holy God, and therefore hates them. He is a righteous Judge, and will therefore punish them. In what a horrible tempest are the wicked hurried away at death! Every man has the portion of his cup assigned him. Impenitent sinner, mark your doom! The last call to repentance is about to be addressed to you, judgement is at hand; through the gloomy shade of death you pass into the region of eternal wrath. Hasten then, O sinner, to the cross of Christ. How stands the case between God and our souls? Is Christ our hope, our consolation, our security? Then, not otherwise, will the soul be carried through all its difficulties and conflicts.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 11...


Ken's Psalms Chapter 11 comment on 2/06/2015, 10:08am...

No matter what, we must remain steadfast in our walk with the Lord, for the righteous Lord, loves righteousness, and His Countenance doth behold the upright. No matter what, His eyes are constantly upon us.


Maua teofilo's Psalms Chapter 11 comment about verse 3 on 2/04/2015, 7:32pm...

foundation here means everything happening around us in regard of changes, outcome of events politically, economically,world crisies from good to bad or evil. The only thing the righteous do is at the beginning of verse 1, "I trust in the LORD, " Fearing God was the basic foundation this nation was founded on, but now that was been destroy!!!. Jer:9:24 , JEHOVAH DOES JUDGEMENT.


Sharon's Psalms Chapter 11 comment on 1/12/2015, 9:09pm...

Three verses brings us great joy is that, the Lord's spirit is in us, and not ours. Such an amazing thing we should be mindful of. Next he says what can righteous do when foundations are destroyed but of course, it also says that wicked may prosper and seem blessed and blessed for a while but they know not about his sudden wrath coming on them, and I thereby I want to support or uphold good people saying to take courage ,don 't look at present and be discouraged thinking wicked are being blessed but that fake blessing will soon kill them and we righteous will prosper forever . I love psalmist examples.


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