Psalm 48:8
New International Version
As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever.

New Living Translation
We had heard of the city’s glory, but now we have seen it ourselves— the city of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. It is the city of our God; he will make it safe forever. Interlude

English Standard Version
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. Selah

Berean Study Bible
As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD of Hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish her forever. Selah

New American Standard Bible
As 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.

New King James Version
As we have heard, So we have seen In the city of the LORD of hosts, In the city of our God: God will establish it forever. Selah

King James Bible
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
Just as we heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD of Armies, in the city of our God; God will establish it forever. Selah

Contemporary English Version
We had heard about it, and now we have seen it in the city of our God, the LORD All-Powerful. This is the city that God will let stand forever.

Good News Translation
We have heard what God has done, and now we have seen it in the city of our God, the LORD Almighty; he will keep the city safe forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Just as we heard, so we have seen in the city of Yahweh of Hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish it forever. Selah

International Standard Version
Just as we have heard, so have we seen; in the city of the LORD of the heavenly armies— even in the city of our God— God will establish her forever. Interlude

NET Bible
We heard about God's mighty deeds, now we have seen them, in the city of the LORD, the invincible Warrior, in the city of our God. God makes it permanently secure. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
As we have heard, so we have seen, in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God. God will establish it forever. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of Lord Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God; God shall establish it unto eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The things we had only heard about, we have now seen in the city of the LORD of Armies, in the city of our God. God makes Zion stand firm forever. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
As we have heard, so have we seen In the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God-- God establish it for ever. Selah

New American Standard 1977
As 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of the hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish it for ever. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it forever. Selah.

American King James Version
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

American Standard Version
As we have heard, so have we seen In the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As we have heard, so have we also seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God has founded it for ever. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God hath founded it for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God: God doth establish it for ever. Selah.

English Revised Version
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

World English Bible
As we have heard, so we have seen, in the city of Yahweh of Armies, in the city of our God. God will establish it forever. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
As we have heard, so we have seen, In the city of Jehovah of hosts, In the city of our God, God doth establish her -- to the age. Selah.
Study Bible
Broken Bondage
7With a wind from the east You wrecked the ships of Tarshish. 8As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD of Hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish her forever. Selah 9Within Your temple, O God, we contemplate Your loving devotion.…
Cross References
Psalm 87:3
Glorious things are ascribed to you, O city of God. Selah

Psalm 87:5
And it will be said of Zion: "This one and that one were born in her, and The Most High Himself will establish her."

Psalm 101:8
Every morning I will remove all the wicked of the land, that I may cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

As we

Psalm 44:1,2
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil. We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old…

Psalm 78:3-6
Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us…

Isaiah 38:19
The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

city of the Lord

Psalm 48:1,2
A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness…

God

Psalm 46:5
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

Psalm 87:5
And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

Isaiah 2:2
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.







Lexicon
As
כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

we have heard,
שָׁמַ֨עְנוּ ׀ (šā·ma‘·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

so
כֵּ֤ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

we have seen
רָאִ֗ינוּ (rā·’î·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

in the city
בְּעִיר־ (bə·‘îr-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

of the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

of Hosts,
צְ֭בָאוֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

in the city
בְּעִ֣יר (bə·‘îr)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

of our God:
אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

God
אֱלֹ֘הִ֤ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

will establish her
יְכוֹנְנֶ֖הָ (yə·ḵō·wn·ne·hā)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

forever.
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(8) As we have heard.--The generations of a religious nation are "bound each to each by natural piety." Probably here the ancient tale of the overthrow of Pharaoh and his host recurred to the poet's mind.

God will establish it.--Better, God will preserve her for ever, i.e., the holy city. This forms the refrain of the song, and probably should be restored between the parts of Psalm 48:3.

Verse 8. - As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God; i.e. as we have heard of former deliverances of Jerusalem from the attacks of enemies; e.g. from Shishak (2 Chronicles 12:2-12), from Zorah (2 Chronicles 14:9-13), so now we have seen with our own eyes a deliverance of the same favoured city, such as might be expected from the fact that she is "the city of the Lord of hosts, the city of our God." Having seen with our own eyes Jerusalem thus delivered, we come to the conclusion that God will establish it for ever. 48:8-14 We have here the improvement which the people of God are to make of his glorious and gracious appearances for them. Let our faith in the word of God be hereby confirmed. Let our hope of the stability of the church be encouraged. Let our minds be filled with good thoughts of God. All the streams of mercy that flow down to us, must be traced to the fountain of His loving-kindness. Let us give to God the glory of the great things he has done for us. Let all the members of the church take comfort from what the Lord does for his church. Let us observe the beauty, strength, and safety of the church. Consider its strength; see it founded on Christ the Rock, fortified by the Divine power, guarded by Him who neither slumbers nor sleeps. See what precious ordinances are its palaces, what precious promises are its bulwarks, that you may be encouraged to join yourselves to it: and tell this to others. This God, who has now done such great things for us, is unchangeable in his love to us, and his care for us. If he is our God, he will lead and keep us even to the last. He will so guide us, as to set us above the reach of death, so that it shall not do us any real hurt. He will lead us to a life in which there shall be no more death.
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