Confidence in Yahweh’s Protection
A song of ascents.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
1Those who trust in Yahweh
are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved,
but abides forever.
2As mountains are round about Jerusalem,
so Yahweh is round about his people,
from now until forever.
3For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
on the land#Literally “lot,” that is, land allotted of the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
their hands to do wickedness.#Hebrew “in wickedness”
4Do good, O Yahweh, to the good,
and to those upright in their hearts.
5But regarding those who turn aside to their crooked ways,
Yahweh will lead them away with the evildoers.
Peace be upon Israel.