Psalm 48:2
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English Standard Version
beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.

King James Bible
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

American Standard Version
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, on the sides of the north, the city of the great king.

English Revised Version
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Webster's Bible Translation
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Psalm 48:2 Parallel
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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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Beautiful

Psalm 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.

Jeremiah 3:19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said...

Lamentations 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying...

Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east...

Daniel 11:16 But he that comes against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him...

joy

Isaiah 60:15-20 Whereas you has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through you, I will make you an eternal excellency...

Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you that mourn for her:

Ezekiel 20:6 In the day that I lifted up my hand to them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them...

Malachi 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, said the LORD of hosts.

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,

Ezekiel 20:6 In the day that I lifted up my hand to them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them...

Malachi 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, said the LORD of hosts.

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,

on the sides

Isaiah 14:13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God...

the city

Psalm 47:7,8 For God is the King of all the earth: sing you praises with understanding...

Malachi 1:14 But cursed be the deceiver, which has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices to the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great King...

Matthew 5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

Cross References
Matthew 5:35
or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

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

Psalm 50:2
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.

Psalm 101:8
Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all the evildoers from the city of the LORD.

Psalm 132:13
For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place:

Psalm 133:3
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

Song of Solomon 6:4
You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.

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