1 A Song and Psalm for the Sons of Korah. Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness. 2 Beautiful on high, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. 3 God is known in her strongholds for a refuge.
4 For, lo, the kings were gathered; they passed by together. 5 They saw, so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hurried away. 6 Fear took hold on them there, and pain, like a woman in labor. 7 You break the ships of Tarshish with an east wind;
8 as we have heard, so we have seen in the city of Jehovah of Hosts, in the city of our God. God will establish it forever. Selah.
9 We have thought of Your loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of Your temple. 10 According to Your name, O God, so is Your praise to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is full of righteousness; let mount Zion rejoice! 11 Let the daughters of Judah shout for joy because of Your judgments!
12 Walk around Zion, and go all around it; count the towers of it, 13 Set your heart on its ramparts, pass between its strongholds; so that you may tell it to the coming generation. 14 For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.