Psalms 48



1 A song; a psalm for the sons of Korah.
2 Great is Jehovah, and to·​·be·​·praised exceedingly,
in the city of our God, the mountain of His holiness.

2 3 Beautiful in situation, the joy of all the earth is Mount Zion,
on the flanks of the north, the city of the great King.

3 4 God is known in her palaces
for a high·​·tower.

4 5 For, behold, the kings have congregated,
they have crossed·​·over as·​·one.

5 6 They saw, so they were amazed.
They were vexed, they rushed·​·away.

6 7 Quivering seized them there;
travailing, as of her who gives·​·birth.

7 8 By the east wind
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.

8 9 As we have heard, so have we seen
in the city of Jehovah of Armies,
in the city of our God;
God will establish her even·​·to eternity. Selah.

9 10 We have considered, O God, Thy mercy,
in the midst of Thy temple.

10 11 As Thy name, O God, so is Thy praise over the ends of the earth;
justice fills Thy right·​·hand.

11 12 Let Mount Zion be·​·glad, let the daughters of Judah rejoice;
because·​·of Thy judgments.

12 13 Go·​·around Zion, and circle her;
number her towers.

13 14 Set your heart to her rampart, mark· ye ·well her palaces;
so·​·that you may recount it to a later generation.

14 15 For this God is our God to eternity and forever.
He will direct us even until death.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.