1 A Psalm of * A song.praise for the sons of Core on the second day of the week.
2 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain. 3 The city of the great King is well planted on the mountains of Sion, with the joy of the whole earth, on the sides of the north. 4 God is known in her palaces, when he undertakes to help her.
5 For, behold, the kings of the earth were assembled, they came together. 6 They saw, and so they wondered: they were troubled, they were moved. 7 Trembling took hold on them: there were the pangs as of a woman in travail. 8 Thou wilt break the ships of Tharsis with a vehement wind. 9 As we have heard, so have we also seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God has founded it for ever. Pause.
10 We have thought of thy mercy, O God, in the midst of thy people. 11 According to thy name, O God, so is also thy praise to the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness. 12 Let mount Sion rejoice, let the daughters of Judæa exult, because of thy judgments, O Lord.
13 Go round about Sion, and encompass her: tell ye her towers. 14 Mark ye well her strength, and observe her palaces; that ye may tell the next generation. 15 For this is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide for evermore.
*47:1 A song.