Psalm 125

1    Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,  

which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.

2    As the hills stand about Jerusalem,  

so the Lord stands round about his people,

    from this time forth for evermore.

3    The sceptre of wickedness shall not hold sway

    over the land allotted to the righteous,  

lest the righteous turn their hands to evil.

4    Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,  

and to those who are true of heart.

5    Those who turn aside to crooked ways

    the Lord shall take away with the evildoers;  

but let there be peace upon Israel.


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