New American Standard Bible
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.
King James Bible
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
Jerusalem! mountains are round about her, and Jehovah is round about his people, from henceforth and for evermore.
World English Bible
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so Yahweh surrounds his people from this time forth and forevermore.
Young's Literal Translation
Jerusalem! mountains are round about her, And Jehovah is round about His people, From henceforth even unto the age.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem - Hebrew, "Jerusalem - the mountains are round about her." Jerusalem, except on the north, is encompassed with hills or mountains, so that although the city was built on hills - Zion, Moriah, Bezethah, Acra - it was itself surrounded by hills higher than any of these, and was, in a certain sense, in a valley. See the notes at Matthew 2:1. Compare the notes at Psalm 48:1-14.
So the Lord is round about his people ... - As Jerusalem is thus protected by the hills around, so the people of God are protected by Yahweh. He surrounds the church; he is exalted far above the church; he guards the approaches to the church; he can defend it from all its foes. Under his protection it is safe. Jerusalem, as surrounded by hills and mountains, has thus become an emblem of the church at all times; its security was an emblem of the security of all who trust in the Lord.
LibraryLetter ii (A. D. 1126) to the Monk Adam
To the Monk Adam  1. If you remain yet in that spirit of charity which I either knew or believed to be with you formerly, you would certainly feel the condemnation with which charity must regard the scandal which you have given to the weak. For charity would not offend charity, nor scorn when it feels itself offended. For it cannot deny itself, nor be divided against itself. Its function is rather to draw together things divided; and it is far from dividing those that are joined. Now, if that …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
The Unchangeableness of God
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
The oracle concerning the valley of vision. What is the matter with you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops?
Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation, A tent which will not be folded; Its stakes will never be pulled up, Nor any of its cords be torn apart.
"Behold, I am against you, O valley dweller, O rocky plain," declares the LORD, "You men who say, 'Who will come down against us? Or who will enter into our habitations?'
"You shall mark a way for the sword to come to Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and to Judah into fortified Jerusalem.
'For I,' declares the LORD, 'will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.'"
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