It is beautiful1 in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth. Like the utmost heights of Zaphona2 is Mount Zion,3 theb city of the Great King.43
God is in her citadels;5 he has shown himself to be her fortress.64
When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together,75
they saw [her] and were astounded; they fled in terror.86
Trembling seized9 them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.107
You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish11 shattered by an east wind.128
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever.13 "Selah"