You who are far away,1 hear2 what I have done; you who are near, acknowledge my power!
The sinners3 in Zion are terrified; trembling4 grips the godless: "Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?5 Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?"
He who walks righteously6 and speaks what is right,7 who rejects gain from extortion8 and keeps his hand from accepting bribes,9 who stops his ears against plots of murder and shuts his eyes10 against contemplating evil--
this is the man who will dwell on the heights,11 whose refuge12 will be the mountain fortress.13 His bread will be supplied, and water will not fail14 him.
Your eyes will see the king15 in his beauty16 and view a land that stretches afar.1718
In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror:18 "Where is that chief officer? Where is the one who took the revenue? Where is the officer in charge of the towers?19"
You will see those arrogant people20 no more, those people of an obscure speech, with their strange, incomprehensible tongue.2120
Look upon Zion,22 the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode,23 a tent24 that will not be moved;25 its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken.
There the LORD will be our Mighty26 One. It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams.27 No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship28 will sail them.
For the LORD is our judge,29 the LORD is our lawgiver,30 the LORD is our king;31 it is he who will save32 us.
Your rigging hangs loose: The mast is not held secure, the sail is not spread. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided and even the lame33 will carry off plunder.34