Psalm 48:1
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English Standard Version
Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain,

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, in his holy mountain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm of a canticle, for the sons of Core, on the second day of the week. Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.

English Revised Version
A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 47:5-9) The ascent of God presupposes a previous descent, whether it be a manifestation of Himself in order to utter some promise (Genesis 17:22; Judges 13:20) or a triumphant execution of judgment (Psalm 7:8; Psalm 68:19). So here: God has come down to fight on behalf of His people. They return to the Holy City and He to His throne, which is above on Zion, and higher still, is above in heaven. On בּתרוּעה and קול שׁופר cf. Psalm 98:6; 1 Chronicles 15:28, but more especially Amos 2:2; for the "shout" is here the people's shout of victory, and "the sound of the horn" the clear sound of the horns announcing the victory, with reference to the celebration of the victory in the Valley of praise and the homeward march amidst the clanging music (2 Chronicles 20:26.). The poet, who has this festival of victory before his mind as having recently taken place, desires that the festive sounds may find an unending and boundless echo unto the glory of God. זמּר is first construed with the accusative as in Psalm 68:33, then with the dative. Concerning משׂכּיל equals ᾠδὴ πενυματική (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16), vid., on Psalm 32:1. That which excites to songs of praise is Jahve's dominion of the world which has just been made manifest. מלך is to be taken in just the same historical sense as ἐβασίλευσας, Revelation 11:15-18. What has taken place is a prelude of the final and visible entering upon the kingdom, the announcement of which the New Testament seer there hears. God has come down to earth, and after having obtained for Himself a recognition of His dominion by the destruction of the enemies of Israel, He has ascended again in visible kingly glory. Imago conscensi a Messia throni gloriae, says Chr. Aug. Crusius, tune erat deportatio arcae faederis in sedem regni.

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Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Great

Psalm 86:10 For you are great, and do wondrous things: you are God alone.

Psalm 99:3,4 Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy...

Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

greatly

Psalm 89:1-7 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations...

Nehemiah 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah...

Revelation 15:3,4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works...

Revelation 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you his servants, and you that fear him, both small and great.

city

Psalm 46:4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

Psalm 65:1 Praise waits for you, O God, in Sion: and to you shall the vow be performed.

Psalm 78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.

Psalm 87:3 Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

Hebrews 12:22 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Revelation 21:2,10-22 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband...

mountain

Psalm 47:8 God reigns over the heathen: God sits on the throne of his holiness.

Psalm 99:9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

Isaiah 2:2,3 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...

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown...

Jeremiah 31:23 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof...

Obadiah 1:17 But on mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains...

Zechariah 8:3 Thus said the LORD; I am returned to Zion, and will dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth...

Matthew 24:15 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads...

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:4
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

1 Chronicles 16:25
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 2:6
"As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill."

Psalm 18:3
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

Psalm 46:4
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.

Psalm 87:1
On the holy mount stands the city he founded;

Psalm 95:3
For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

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