Psalms 48

Zion, the City of Our God

A Song. A Psalm of a the Sons of Korah.

b Great is the  Lord and greatly to be praised
in c the city of our God!
His d holy mountain,
e beautiful in elevation,
is f the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
g the city of the great King.
Within her citadels God
has made himself known as a fortress.
For behold, h the kings assembled;
they came on together.
As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
they were in panic; they took to flight.
i Trembling took hold of them there,
anguish j as of a woman in labor.
By k the east wind you l shattered
the ships of m Tarshish.
As we have heard, so have we seen
in the city of the  Lord of hosts,
in n the city of our God,
which God will o establish forever.  Selah
We have thought on your p steadfast love, O God,
in the midst of your temple.
10 As your q name, O God,
so your praise reaches to r the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11 Let Mount s Zion be glad!
Let t the daughters of Judah rejoice
because of your judgments!
12  Walk about Zion, go around her,
number her towers,
13 consider well her u ramparts,
go through her citadels,
v that you may tell the next generation
14 that this is God,
our God forever and ever.
He will w guide us forever.
Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac)  He will guide us beyond death

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