A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised
in the city of our God, in His holy mountain.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 Beautiful in elevation,
the joy of the whole earth,
is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north,
the city of the great King.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 God is known in her citadels
as a refuge.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 For the kings were assembled,
they passed by together.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 They saw it, and so they were astounded;
they were alarmed, they hurried away.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 Trembling seized them there,
and pain like a woman in labor;
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 You break the ships of Tarshish
with an east wind.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 As we have heard,
so have we seen
in the city of the Lord of Hosts,
in the city of our God;
God will establish it forever. Selah
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 We have thought of Your lovingkindness, O God,
in the midst of Your temple.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 According to Your name, O God,
so is Your praise to the ends of the earth;
Your right hand is full of righteousness.
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 May Mount Zion rejoice,
may the daughters of Judah be glad,
because of Your judgments.
12Walk about Zion, and go round about her;
count her towers;
13mark well her bulwarks;
consider her citadels;
that you may tell it to the generation following.
14For this God is our God forever and ever;
He will be our guide even to death.