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FRAMEWORKS: Psalm 125: God brings security for His people


A song of ascents.


[Preliminary Comments: In this sixth short psalm of ascents, the pilgrim extols the security that the Lord brings to His people [v.1,2] in the land He has decreed is holy, so He will banish the unrighteous from it [v.3,5] and do good to the righteous [v.4]. A song of security in the Lord.]



v.1 Trusting God brings an unshakable security


v.1  Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
    which cannot be shaken but endures for ever.

v.2 The Lord surrounds and protects His people


v.2  As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
    so the Lord surrounds his people
    both now and for evermore.


v.3 The rule of the unrighteous will not remain in the Land


v.3  The sceptre of the wicked will not remain
    over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
    their hands to do evil.


v.4 Lord, bless the righteous…


v.4  Lord, do good to those who are good,
    to those who are upright in heart.

v.5 … but banish the wicked from the Land


v.5  But those who turn to crooked ways
    the Lord will banish with the evildoers.

Peace be on Israel.



[Additional Comments: Trusting in the Lord is the one condition for knowing His presence and His protection and His provision and His peace.]



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