In the city of our God, in his holy mountain.
Is mount Zion, on the sides of the north,
The city of the great King.
They passed by together.
They were dismayed, they hasted away.
Pain, as of a woman in travail.
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.
In the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God:
God will establish it for ever. Selah
In the midst of thy temple.
So is thy praise unto the ends of the earth:
Thy right hand is full of righteousness.
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice,
Because of thy judgments.
Number the towers thereof;
Consider her palaces:
That ye may tell it to the generation following.
He will be our guide even unto death.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.