A Song of Ascents.THOSE WHO trust in, lean on, and confidently hope in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides and stands fast forever.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from this time forth and forever.
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the [uncompromisingly] righteous, lest the righteous (God's people) stretch forth their hands to iniquity and apostasy.
Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are right [with You and all people] in their hearts.
As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways [of indifference to God], the Lord will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity.
Peace be upon Israel!