1a: O Lord, my God, I will glorify you,
1b: I will sing to the praise of¹ your name
1c: because you have performed wonderful deeds, an ancient, true plan.
1d: May it be so, O Lord!²
2a: Because you have turned cities into a mound,
2b: fortified cities so that their foundation might fall,
2c: the city of the ungodly will never ever be rebuilt.
3a: Therefore, the poor people will praise you;
3b: the cities of wronged men will praise you
4a: for you became a helper to every humble city
4b: and a shelter to those who...