Psalm 11 – Skeptic's Annotated Bible answered

A response and reply to the notes on Psalm 11 in the Skeptic's Annotated Bible (SAB).

King James Version

SAB comment

My comment

1 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.

God's eyelids
Many times the Bible uses a description of God that has a human equivalence. And although God does not have a body, such images are still true in the sense that they correctly convey the meaning to us, who have a limited understanding. Because we are not God, we cannot understand God as He is, that is why he speaks to us in language we can understand.
But we can also understand these words of Jesus Christ; he is true God, but also truly human, eyelids and all.

5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

"His soul hateth."
God hates some people.
Does God love everyone?
Who does God hate?
On if God loves everyone, see John 3:16.
On the list of whom God hates: indeed, God hates those that do wickedness.

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

God will rain fire and brimstone on "wicked" folks.
God not only will, God also has, Gen. 19:24.

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