2Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon
3God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.
4When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together,
5they saw her and were astounded; they fled in terror.
6Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.
7You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.
8As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever.
9Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.
10Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11Mount Zion rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments.
12Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers,