Psalms 48

Zion, the City of Our God

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

1 b  Great is the  Lord and greatly to be praised
in c  the city of our God!
His d  holy mountain,
2 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.
3Within her citadels God
has made himself known as a fortress.
4 For behold, h  the kings assembled;
they came on together.
5As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
they were in panic; they took to flight.
6 i  Trembling took hold of them there,
anguish j  as of a woman in labor.
7By k  the east wind you l  shattered
the ships of m  Tarshish.
8As 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
9 We have thought on your p  steadfast love, O God,
in the midst of your temple.
10As your q  name, O God,
so your praise reaches to r  the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11Let 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,
13consider well her u  ramparts,
go through her citadels,
v  that you may tell the next generation
14that 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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