1 A Song and Psalm for the Sons of Korah. Great [is] the LORD, 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 the LORD 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.