The Lord Surrounds His People
A Song of Ascents.
Those who f trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which g cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so h the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
For i the scepter of wickedness shall not j rest
on k the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous l stretch out
their hands to do wrong.
m Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
and to those who are n upright in their hearts!
But those who o turn aside to their p crooked ways
the Lord will lead away with q evildoers!
r Peace be upon Israel!
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.
Psalms 25:2 - 3
O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.
The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.
2 Kings 6:17
Then Elisha prayed and said, "O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see." So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst.'
The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers.
And the Lord will cause his majestic voice to be heard and the descending blow of his arm to be seen, in furious anger and a flame of devouring fire, with a cloudburst and storm and hailstones.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
Then the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever -
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor's property.
You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!
Men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways.
That though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction forever.
For behold, your enemies, O Lord, for behold, your enemies shall perish; all evildoers shall be scattered.
They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast.
May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!
And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.