Psalms 48

The Beauty and Glory of Zion.

A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.

a Great is the  Lord, and greatly to be praised,
In the b city of our God, His c holy mountain.
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.
God, in her palaces,
Has made Himself known as a g stronghold.

For, lo, the h kings assembled themselves,
They passed by together.
They 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.
With the m east wind
You n break the o ships of Tarshish.
As 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

We have thought on r Your lovingkindness, O God,
In the midst of Your temple.
10 As 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.
11 Let Mount v Zion be glad,
Let the w daughters of Judah rejoice
Because of Your judgments.
12 Walk about Zion and go around her;
Count her x towers;
13 Consider her y ramparts;
Go through her palaces,
That you may z tell it to the next generation.
14 For
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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