A song of ascents
1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion;
it cannot be upended and will endure forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
now and for evermore.
3 Indeed, the sceptre of a wicked king will not settle
upon the allotted land of the godly.
Otherwise the godly might
do what is wrong.
4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
to the morally upright!
5 As for those who are bent on travelling a sinful path,
may the Lord remove them, along with those who behave wickedly!
May Israel experience peace!