But You, O LORD, are enthroned forever [ruling eternally as sovereign];
And [the fame and glory of] Your name [endures] to all generations.
You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
For it is time to be gracious and show favor to her;
Yes, the appointed time [the moment designated] has come.
For Your servants find [melancholy] pleasure in the stones [of her ruins]
And feel pity for her dust.
So the nations will fear the name of the LORD,
And all the kings of the earth [will recognize] Your glory.
For the LORD has built up Zion;
He has appeared in His glory and brilliance;
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute,
And has not despised their prayer.
Let this be recorded for the generation to come,
That a people yet to be created will praise the LORD.
For He looked down from His holy height [of His sanctuary],
From heaven the LORD gazed on the earth,
To hear the sighing of the prisoner,
To set free those who were doomed to death,
So that people may declare the name of the LORD in Zion
And His praise in Jerusalem,
When the peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.