1 A song. A psalm of the descendants of Korach:
2 Great is Adonai and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, his holy mountain, 3 beautiful in its elevation, the joy of all the earth, Mount Tziyon, in the far north, the city of the great king.
4 In its citadels God has been revealed as a strong defense.
5 For the kings met by agreement; together they advanced.
6 They saw and were filled with consternation; terrified, they took to flight.
7 Trembling took hold of them, pains like those of a woman in labor, 8 as when the wind out of the east wrecks the “Tarshish” ships.
9 We heard it, and now we see for ourselves in the city of Adonai-Tzva’ot, in the city of our God.
May God establish it forever.
10 God, within your temple we meditate on your grace.
11 God, your praise, like your name, extends to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
12 Let Mount Tziyon rejoice, let the daughters of Y’hudah be glad, because of your judgment [on the enemy].
13 Walk through Tziyon, go all around it; count how many towers it has.
14 Note its ramparts, pass through its citadels, so that you can tell generations to come
15 that such is God, our God forever; he will guide us eternally.