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Confidence in Yahweh’s Protection

A song of ascents.[a]

125 Those who trust in Yahweh
are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved,
but abides forever.
As mountains are round about Jerusalem,
so Yahweh is round about his people,
from now until forever.
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
on the land[b] of the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
their hands to do wickedness.[c]
Do good, O Yahweh, to the good,
and to those upright in their hearts.
But regarding those who turn aside to their crooked ways,
Yahweh will lead them away with the evildoers.
Peace be upon Israel.


  1. Psalm 125:1 The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
  2. Psalm 125:3 Literally “lot,” that is, land allotted
  3. Psalm 125:3 Hebrew “in wickedness”