11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you.
12 For you bless the righteous, O LORD;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ps 5:11–12). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
11–12 The just acts of God leading to the conviction and destruction of the wicked give the godly community reason to rejoice in his righteousness. The righteous acts of God include the preservation of the godly, “who take refuge” (see 7:1) in him, and their glorification, as they praise him for the establishment of his righteousness and justice on earth. The psalmist hopes that God’s judgment of the wicked will provide the righteous with greater reason to rejoice in the marvelous powers of salvation and victory, which he…
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