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.
1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, ♦︎
then were we like those who dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter ♦︎
and our tongue with songs of joy.
3 Then said they among the nations, ♦︎
The Lord has done great things for them.
4 The Lord has indeed done great things for us, ♦︎
and therefore we rejoiced.
5 Restore again our fortunes, O Lord, ♦︎
as the river beds of the desert.
6 Those who sow in tears ♦︎
shall reap with songs of joy.
7 Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed, ♦︎
will come back with shouts of joy,
bearing their sheaves with them.
1 Unless the Lord builds the house, ♦︎
those who build it labour in vain.
2 Unless the Lord keeps the city, ♦︎
the guard keeps watch in vain.
3 It is in vain that you hasten to rise up early
and go so late to rest, eating the bread of toil, ♦︎
for he gives his beloved sleep.
4 Children are a heritage from the Lord ♦︎
and the fruit of the womb is his gift.
5 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, ♦︎
so are the children of ones youth.
6 Happy are those who have their quiver full of them: ♦︎
they shall not be put to shame
when they dispute with their enemies in the gate.
1 Blessed are all those who fear the Lord, ♦︎
and walk in his ways.
2 You shall eat the fruit of the toil of your hands; ♦︎
it shall go well with you, and happy shall you be.
3 Your wife within your house
shall be like a fruitful vine; ♦︎
your children round your table,
like fresh olive branches.
4 Thus shall the one be blest ♦︎
who fears the Lord.
5 The Lord from out of Zion bless you, ♦︎
that you may see Jerusalem in prosperity
all the days of your life.
6 May you see your childrens children, ♦︎
and may there be peace upon Israel.