The Security of God's People
A Song of Ascents.
1Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides for ever.
2As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the LORD surrounds his people,
from this time on and for evermore.
3For the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest
on the land allotted to the righteous,
so that the righteous may not stretch out
their hands to do wrong.
4Do good, O LORD, to those who are good,
and to those who are upright in their hearts.
5But those who turn aside to their own crooked ways
the LORD will lead away with evildoers.
Peace be upon Israel!
Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.