“Happy are those
Whose strength is in you!
Happy are those
In whose heart are the highways to Zion.
As they go through the valley of Baca,
They make it a place of springs.
The early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength.
The God of gods will be seen in Zion.
God of hosts!
Hear my prayer!
O God of Jacob!”
The happy people are those who put their strength in Yahweh. The happy people are on their way to Zion. Even when they are in the valleys, there will be springs of water and gentle early morning rains. They go from strength to the strength of Yahweh, who is the God of gods, as if there were other false gods. Then there are the pleas for the God of Jacob, Yahweh, to give an ear and listen to his prayers. This section ends with the musical interlude meditative pause of Selah.