Psalm 48
NASB 1977
The Beauty and Glory of Zion.

A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.

     1Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
            In the city of our God, His holy mountain.

     2Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,
            Is Mount Zion in the far north,
            The city of the great King.

     3God, in her palaces,
            Has made Himself known as a stronghold.

     4For, lo, the kings assembled themselves,
            They passed by together.

     5They saw it, then they were amazed;
            They were terrified, they fled in alarm.

     6Panic seized them there,
            Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.

     7With the east wind
            Thou dost break the 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 establish her forever. Selah.

     9We have thought on Thy lovingkindness, O God,
            In the midst of Thy temple.

     10As is Thy name, O God,
            So is Thy praise to the ends of the earth;
            Thy right hand is full of righteousness.

     11Let Mount Zion be glad,
            Let the daughters of Judah rejoice,
            Because of Thy judgments.

     12Walk about Zion, and go around her;
            Count her towers;

     13Consider her ramparts;
            Go through her palaces;
            That you may tell it to the next generation.

     14For such is God,
            Our God forever and ever;
            He will guide us until death.

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