The Security of God’s People

A Song of Ascents.

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,

which cannot be moved, but abides for ever.

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem,

so the Lord is round about his people,

from this time forth and for evermore.

For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest

upon the land allotted to the righteous,

lest the righteous put forth

their hands to do wrong.

Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,

and to those who are upright in their hearts!

But those who turn aside upon their crooked ways

the Lord will lead away with evildoers!

Peace be in Israel!