Psalms 48

The Beauty and Glory of Zion.

A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 a  Great is the  Lord, and greatly to be praised,
In the b  city of our God, His c  holy mountain.
2 d  Beautiful in elevation e  the joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion in the far north,
The f  city of the great King.
3God, in her palaces,
Has made Himself known as a g  stronghold.

4For, lo, the h  kings assembled themselves,
They passed by together.
5They saw it, then they were amazed;
They were i  terrified, they
Lit were hurried away
fled in alarm.
Lit Trembling
Panic seized them there,
Anguish, as of l  a woman in childbirth.
7With the m  east wind
You n  break the o  ships of Tarshish.
8As we have heard, so have we seen
In the city of the  Lord of hosts, in the city of our God;
God will p  establish her forever.
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude

9We have thought on r  Your lovingkindness, O God,
In the midst of Your temple.
10As is Your s  name, O God,
So is Your t  praise to the ends of the earth;
Your u  right hand is full of righteousness.
11Let Mount v  Zion be glad,
Let the w  daughters of Judah rejoice
Because of Your judgments.
12Walk about Zion and go around her;
Count her x  towers;
13Consider her y  ramparts;
Go through her palaces,
That you may z  tell it to the next generation.
Lit this
such is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will ab  guide us
Lit upon; some mss and the Gr read forever
until death.

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