The Lord the Protector of Israel
A song of ascents.
1 Like Mount Zion are they who trust in the LORD,
unshakable, forever enduring.
2 As mountains surround Jerusalem,
the LORD surrounds his people both now and forever.
3 The scepter of the wicked will not prevail in the land given to the just,
Lest the just themselves turn their hands to evil.
4 Do good, LORD, to the good,
to those who are upright of heart.
5 But those who turn aside to crooked ways may the
LORD send down with the wicked. Peace upon Israel!