Psalm 48
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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.

3In its palaces,

God has made Himself known as a stronghold.

4For, behold, the kings arrived,

They passed by together.

5They saw it, then they were amazed;

They were terrified, they fled in a hurry.

6[a]Panic seized them there,

Anguish, as that of a woman in childbirth.

7With the east wind

You smash the ships of Tarshish.

8Just as we have heard, so have we seen

In the city of the LORD of armies, in the city of our God;

God will establish her forever. Selah

9We have thought over Your goodness, God,

In the midst of Your temple.

10As is Your name, God,

So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;

Your right hand is full of righteousness.

11Mount Zion shall be glad,

The daughters of Judah shall rejoice

Because of Your judgments.

12Walk around Zion and encircle her;

Count her towers;

13Consider her ramparts;

Go through her palaces,

So that you may tell of her to the next generation.

14For [b]such is God,

Our God forever and ever;

He will lead us [c]until death.

[a] 6 Lit Trembling
[b] 14 Lit this
[c] 14 Lit upon; some mss and LXX forever

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