1A song. A psalm of the descendants of Korach:
2Great is Adonai
and greatly to be praised,
in the city of our God,
his holy mountain,
3beautiful in its elevation,
the joy of all the earth,
Mount Tziyon, in the far north,
the city of the great king.
4In its citadels God
has been revealed as a strong defense.
5For the kings met by agreement;
together they advanced.
6They saw and were filled with consternation;
terrified, they took to flight.
7Trembling took hold of them,
pains like those of a woman in labor,
8as when the wind out of the east
wrecks the “Tarshish” ships.
9We heard it, and now we see for ourselves
in the city of Adonai-Tzva’ot,
in the city of our God.
May God establish it forever. (Selah)
10God, within your temple
we meditate on your grace.
11God, your praise, like your name,
extends to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
12Let Mount Tziyon rejoice,
let the daughters of Y’hudah be glad,
because of your judgment [on the enemy].
13Walk through Tziyon, go all around it;
count how many towers it has.
14Note its ramparts, pass through its citadels,
so that you can tell generations to come
15that such is God, our God forever;
he will guide us eternally.