1 «A Song of degrees.» They that trust in the LORD [shall be] as mount Zion, [which] cannotThough the world is subject to mutations, yet the people of God will stand sure and be defended by God's providence.be removed, [but] abideth for ever.
2 As the mountaines are about Ierusalem: so is the Lord about his people from henceforth and for euer.
3 For theThough God permits his to be under the cross lest they embrace wickedness, yet this cross will not so rest on them, that it should drive them from hope.rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
4 Doe well, O Lord, vnto those that be good and true in their hearts.
5 He desires God to purge his Church from hypocrites and such as have no zeal for the truth.As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: [but] peace [shall be] upon Israel.