Psalm 48
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Psalm 48

Zion Exalted

A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah.

The Lord is great and highly praised

in the city of our God.a

His holy mountain, 2rising splendidly,

is the joy of the whole earth.

Mount Zion — the summit of Zaphon — 

is the city of the great King.a

3God is known as a stronghold

in its citadels.a

4Look! The kings assembled;

they advanced together.a

5They looked and froze with fear;

they fled in terror.a

6Trembling seized them there,

agony like that of a woman in labor,a

7as you wrecked the ships of Tarshish

with the east wind.a

8Just 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.a


9God, within your temple,

we contemplate your faithful love.a

10Like your name, God, so your praise

reaches to the ends of the earth;a

your right hand is filled with justice.b

11Mount Zion is glad.

Judah’s villagesA rejoice

because of your judgments.a

12Go around Zion, encircle it;

count its towers,

13note its ramparts; tour its citadels

so that you can tell a future generation:a

14“This God, our God forever and ever —

he will always lead us.”a a

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