A Song of Ascents. 1
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time on and forevermore. 3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous might not stretch out their hands to do wrong. 4 Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts. 5 But those who turn aside to their own crooked ways the LORD will lead away with evildoers. Peace be upon Israel!