1 The Lord is great. He should be highly praised. His holy mountain is in the city of our God. 2 Its beautiful peak is the joy of the whole earth. Mount Zion is on the northern ridge. It is the city of the great king. 3 God is in its palaces. He has proved that he is a stronghold.
4 The kings have gathered. They marched together. 5 When they saw Mount Zion, they were astonished. They were terrified and ran away in fear. 6 Trembling seized them like the trembling that a woman experiences during labor. 7 With the east wind you smash the ships of Tarshish.
8 The things we had only heard about, we have now seen in the city of the Lord of Armies, in the city of our God. God makes Zion stand firm forever. Selah 9 Inside your temple we carefully reflect on your mercy, O God. 10 Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness. 11 Let Mount Zion be glad and the cities of Judah rejoice because of your judgments.
12 Walk around Zion. Go around it. Count its towers. 13 Examine its embankments. Walk through its palaces. Then you can tell the next generation, 14 “This God is our God forever and ever. He will lead us beyond death.”
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Now that you've created a Bible Gateway account, upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, the ultimate online Bible reading & study experience! For just a few dollars each month, Bible Gateway Plus gives you:
• A complete digital Bible study library integrated with your Bible Gateway account, with no expensive software to install.
• Access to 40+ study & reference books including the NIV Study Bible, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, and the MacArthur Study Bible.
• An ad-free Bible Gateway experience.
• A risk-free, 30-day trial—you can cancel any time.