1. [Song of Ascents] Whoever trusts in Yahweh is like Mount Zion: unshakeable, it stands for ever.
2. Jerusalem! The mountains encircle her: so Yahweh encircles his people, henceforth and for ever.
3. The sceptre of the wicked will not come to rest over the heritage of the upright; or the upright might set their own hands to evil.
4. Do good, Yahweh, to those who are good, to the sincere at heart.
5. But the crooked, the twisted, turn them away, Yahweh, with evil-doers. Peace to Israel!