A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah.
in the city of our God.z
is the joy of the whole earth.
Mount Zion—the summit of Zaphon—
is the city of the great King.aa
in its citadels.ab
they advanced together.ac
they fled in terror.ad
agony like that of a woman in labor,ae
with the east wind.af
in the city of the Lord of Armies,
in the city of our God;
God will establish it forever.a
we contemplate your faithful love.b
reaches to the ends of the earth;c
your right hand is filled with justice.d
Judah’s villagesA rejoice
because of your judgments.e
count its towers,
so that you can tell a future generation:f
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