The Books of the Bible The Writings for Kids | Page 6
Day 1 • Psal ms, part 1 11
Look! Evil people are bending their bows.
They are placing their arrows against the strings.
They are planning to shoot from the shadows
at those who have honest hearts.
When law and order are being destroyed,
what can godly people do?”
The Lord is in his holy temple.
The Lord is on his throne in heaven.
He watches everyone on earth.
His eyes study them.
The Lord watches over those who do what is right.
But he really hates sinful people and those who love to hurt
He will pour out flaming coals and burning sulfur
on those who do what is wrong.
A hot and dry wind will destroy them.
The Lord always does what is right.
So he loves it when people do what is fair.
Those who are honest will enjoy his blessing.
A prayer of David.
Lord, hear me, because I ask for what is right.
Listen to my cry for help.
Hear my prayer.
It doesn’t come from lips that tell lies.
When you hand down your sentence, may it be in my favor.
May your eyes see what is right.
Look deep down into my heart.
Study me carefully at night and test me.
You won’t find anything wrong.
I have planned nothing evil.
My mouth has not said sinful things.
Though evil people tried to pay me to do wrong,
I have not done what they wanted.