Psalm 125:2
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New International Version
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.

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.

Psalm 125:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem - Jerusalem, according to Sandys, was situated on a rocky mountain every way to be ascended, except a little on the north, with steep ascents and deep valleys, naturally fortified. It is surrounded with other mountains, at no great distance, as if placed in the midst of an amphitheatre; for on the east is Mount Olivet, separated from the city by the valley of Jehoshaphat, which also encompasses a part of the north; on the south, the mountain of Offiner interposed with the valley of Gehinnom; and on the west it was formerly fenced with the valley of Gihon, and the mountains adjoining. The situation was such as to be easily rendered impregnable.

The Lord is round about his people - He is above, beneath, around them; and while they keep within it, their fortress is impregnable, and they can suffer no evil.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

as the mountains

Lamentations 4:12 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world...

the Lord

Psalm 34:7 The angel of the LORD encamps round about them that fear him, and delivers them.

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before you...

Isaiah 4:5 And the LORD will create on every dwelling place of mount Zion, and on her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day...

Zechariah 2:5 For I, said the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the middle of her.

John 10:28,29 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand...

Library
Mountains Round Mount Zion
'They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth, even for ever.'--PSALM cxxv. 1, 2. The so-called 'Songs of Degrees,' of which this psalm is one, are probably a pilgrim's song-book, and possibly date from the period of the restoration of Israel from the Babylonish captivity. In any case, this little psalm looks very much like a record of the impression
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Before the Sanhedrin
It was the cross, that instrument of shame and torture, which brought hope and salvation to the world. The disciples were but humble men, without wealth, and with no weapon but the word of God; yet in Christ's strength they went forth to tell the wonderful story of the manger and the cross, and to triumph over all opposition. Without earthly honor or recognition, they were heroes of faith. From their lips came words of divine eloquence that shook the world. In Jerusalem, where the deepest prejudice
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Cross References
Psalm 121:8
the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Psalm 139:5
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.

Isaiah 22:1
A prophecy against the Valley of Vision: What troubles you now, that you have all gone up on the roofs,

Isaiah 33:20
Look on Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken.

Jeremiah 21:13
I am against you, Jerusalem, you who live above this valley on the rocky plateau, declares the LORD-- you who say, "Who can come against us? Who can enter our refuge?"

Ezekiel 21:20
Mark out one road for the sword to come against Rabbah of the Ammonites and another against Judah and fortified Jerusalem.

Zechariah 2:5
And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,' declares the LORD, 'and I will be its glory within.'

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