1 «Some put this difference between a song and psalm, saying that it is called a song when there is no instrument but the voice, and the song of the psalm is when the instruments begin and the voice follows.A Song [and] Psalm for the sons of Korah.» Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised in theEven though God shows his wonders through all the world, yet he will be chiefly praised in his Church.city of our God, [in] the mountain of his holiness.
2 Beautiful for situation, theBecause the word of salvation came there to all who would believe.joy of the whole earth, [is] mount Zion, [on] the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
3 God is known in her palaces for aUnless God is the defence of it, neither situation nor munition can prevail.refuge.
4 For, lo, the kings wereThey conspired and went against God's people.assembled, they passed by together.
5 They saw [The enemies were afraid at the sight of the city.it, and] so they marvelled; they were troubled, [and] hasted away.
6 Feare came there vpon them, and sorowe, as vpon a woman in trauaile.
7 Thou breakest the shipsThat is, of Cilicia or of the Mediterranean sea.of Tarshish with an east wind.
8 As we haveThat is, of our fathers: so have we proved: or God has performed his promise.heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.
9 We waite for thy louing kindnes, O God, in the middes of thy Temple.
10 According to thy name, O God, so [is] thy praise unto the ends of theIn all places where your Name will be heard of, men will praise you when they hear of your marvellous works.earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.
11 LetLet Jerusalem and the cities of Judea rejoice, for your just judgments against your enemies.mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
12 For in this outward defence and strength God's blessings also appeared, but the chief is to be referred to God's favour and secret defence, who never leaves his.Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.
13 Marke well the wall thereof: beholde her towres, that ye may tell your posteritie.
14 For this God is our God for euer and euer: he shall be our guide vnto the death.