A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. Those who trust in the LORD are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever.
Just as the mountains surround and protect Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds and protects his people, both now and forever.
The wicked will not rule the godly, for then the godly might be forced to do wrong.
O LORD, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.
But banish those who turn to crooked ways, O LORD. Take them away with those who do evil. And let Israel have quietness and peace.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)