1 {A Song of a Psalm of the children of Korah} Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill. 2 The hill of Zion is like a fair plant, whereof all the land rejoiceth: upon the north side lieth the city of the great King. 3 God is well known in her palaces, that he is the defense of the same.
4 For lo, the kings of the earth were gathered, and gone by together. 5 They marveled, to see such things: they were astonished, and suddenly cast down. 6 Fear came there upon them, and sorrow as upon a woman in her travail. 7 Thou shalt break the ships of the sea, through the east wind.
8 Like as we have heard, so see we in the city of the LORD of Hosts, in the city of our God. God upholdeth the same forever. Selah.
9 We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. 10 O God, according to thy name, so is thy praise unto the world's end: thy right hand is full of righteousness. 11 O let the mount Zion rejoice, and the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
12 Walk about Zion, go round about her, and tell the towers thereof. 13 Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses, that it may be told them that come after. 14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he shall be our guide unto death.