King James Version

Psalm 125

1They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

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.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 125

Psalm 125

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion.
    They will always be secure. They will last forever.
Like the mountains around Jerusalem,
    the Lord is all around his people
    both now and forever.

Evil people will not always rule
    the land the Lord gave to those who do right.
If they did, those who do right
    might do what is evil.

Lord, do good to those who are good.
    Do good to those whose hearts are honest.
But the Lord will drive out those who have taken crooked paths.
    He will drive them out with those who do evil things.

May Israel enjoy peace.