The Lord Surrounds His People
Those who trust in the LORD
Are like Mount Zion,
Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the LORD surrounds His people
From this time forth and forever.
For a the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
On the land allotted to the righteous,
Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good,
And to those who are upright in their hearts.
As for such as turn aside to their b crooked ways,
The LORD shall lead them away
With the workers of iniquity.
c Peace be upon Israel!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The LORD who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion!
He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, And the rod of his anger will fail.
The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers.
Whose ways are crooked, And who are devious in their paths.
The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace.