Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1In Lord Jehovah I have hoped; how do you say to my soul, "Escape and dwell on the mountains like a bird"?
2Because, behold, sinners have drawn the bow and readied their arrows upon the string to shoot in thick darkness at the upright hearts
3Because they have overthrown that which you have prepared, but what is the righteous doing?
4Lord Jehovah is in the temple of the Holiness of Lord Jehovah; his throne is in Heaven; his eyes see; his eyelids examine the children of men.
5Lord Jehovah examines the righteous ones; the evil and those who love evil his soul has hated.
6Snares have come down upon the wicked like rain; fire and brimstone and a wind of disease is the portion of their cup,
7Because Lord Jehovah is righteous and he loves righteousness, and his face has seen integrity.