1 Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, ¶ in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
2 Beautiful in its loftiness, ¶ the joy of the whole earth, ¶ like the heights of Zaphon [^1] is Mount Zion, ¶ the city of the Great King.
3 God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.
4 When the kings joined forces, ¶ when they advanced together,
5 they saw her and were astounded; they fled in terror.
6 Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.
7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.
8 As we have heard, ¶ so we have seen ¶ in the city of the LORD Almighty, ¶ in the city of our God: ¶ God makes her secure ¶ forever. [^2]
9 Within your temple, O God, ¶ we meditate on your unfailing love.
10 Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; ¶ your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11 Mount Zion rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad ¶ because of your judgments.
12 Walk about Zion, go around her, ¶ count her towers,
13 consider well her ramparts, view her citadels, ¶ that you may tell of them ¶ to the next generation.
14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; ¶ he will be our guide even to the end.