The LORD Surrounds His People.

A Song of Ascents.

1 Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which 1cannot be moved but 2abides forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So 3the LORD surrounds His people 4From this time forth and forever *.
3 For the 5scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous 6will not put forth their hands to do wrong.
4 7Do good, O LORD, to those who are good And to those who are 8upright in their hearts.
5 But as for those who 9turn aside to their 10crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the 11doers of iniquity. 12Peace be upon Israel.