A song; a psalm for the sons of Korah.
2 Great is Jehovah, and to··be··praised exceedingly,
in the city of our God, the mountain of His holiness.
3 Beautiful in situation◦, the joy of all the earth is Mount Zion,
on the flanks of the north, the city◦ of the great◦ King.
4 God is known in her palaces
for a high··tower.
5 For, behold, the kings have congregated,
they have crossed··over as··one.
6 They◦ saw, so they were amazed.
They were vexed, they rushed··away.
7 Quivering seized them there;
travailing, as of her who gives··birth.
8 By the east wind
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.
9 As◦ we have heard, so have we seen
in the city of Jehovah of Armies,
in the city of our God;
God will establish her even··to eternity. Selah.
10 We have considered, O God, Thy mercy,
in the midst◦ of Thy temple.
11 As Thy name, O God, so is Thy praise over the ends of the earth;
justice fills Thy right··hand.
12 Let Mount Zion be··glad, let the daughters of Judah rejoice;
because··of◦ Thy judgments.
13 Go··around Zion, and circle her;
number her towers.
14 Set◦ your heart to her rampart, mark· ye ·well her palaces;
so··that you may recount◦ it to a later generation.
15 For this God is our God to eternity and forever.
He◦ will direct us even until death.