Psalm 48
Christian Standard BibleEnglish Standard Version
1The LORD is great and highly praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain,1Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! 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.2beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.
3God is known as a stronghold in its citadels.3Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress.
4Look! The kings assembled; they advanced together.4For behold, the kings assembled; they came on together.
5They looked and froze with fear; they fled in terror.5As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic; they took to flight.
6Trembling seized them there, agony like that of a woman in labor,6Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor.
7as you wrecked the ships of Tarshish with the east wind.7By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish.
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. Selah8As 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
9God, within your temple, we contemplate your faithful love.9We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.
10Like your name, God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with justice.10As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11Mount Zion is glad. Judah's villages rejoice because of your judgments.11Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments!
12Go around Zion, encircle it; count its towers,12Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers,
13note its ramparts; tour its citadels so that you can tell a future generation:13consider well her ramparts, go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation
14"This God, our God forever and ever--he will always lead us."14that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.
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Psalm 47
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