Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised
In the city of our God, His holy mountain.
2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion in the far north,
The city of the great King.
3 In its palaces,
God has made Himself known as a stronghold.
4 For, behold, the kings arrived,
They passed by together.
5 They saw it, then they were amazed;
They were terrified, they fled in a hurry.
6 a]Panic seized them there,
Anguish, as that of a woman in childbirth.
7 With the east wind
You smash the ships of Tarshish.
8 Just as we have heard, so have we seen
In the city of the Lord of armies, in the city of our God;
God will establish her forever. Selah
9 We have thought over Your goodness, God,
In the midst of Your temple.
10 As is Your name, God,
So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;
Your right hand is full of righteousness.
11 Mount Zion shall be glad,
The daughters of Judah shall rejoice
Because of Your judgments.
12 Walk around Zion and encircle her;
Count her towers;
13 Consider her ramparts;
Go through her palaces,
So that you may tell of her to the next generation.
14 For b]such is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will lead us c]until death.
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