1 A song of chanting to the sons of Korah. Great is Jehovah, and greatly praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain. 2 Fair of elevation, the joy of all the earth, is mount Zion, the sides of the north, the city of the great King. 3 God being known in her fortresses for a height
4 For behold, the kings met together, they passed by together. 5 They saw, so they were astonished; they trembled, they took flight 6 Trembling seized them there, pain as of her bringing forth. 7 With an east wind thou wilt break the ships of Tarshish.
8 As we heard, so we saw in the city of Jehovah of armies, in the city of our God: God will prepare it even forever. Silence.
9 We thought, O God, of thy mercy in the midst of thy temple. 10 According to thy name, O God, so thy praise upon the ends of the earth: thy right hand being full of justice. 11 Mount Zion shall rejoice, the daughters of Judah shall be glad for sake of thy judgments.
12 Surround ye Zion, and go round about her: recount her towers. 13 Set your hearts to her fortification; divide up her palaces, so that ye shall recount to the later generation. 14 For this God is our God forever and ever: he will guide us to death.