New International Version
God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.
King James Bible
God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
Darby Bible Translation
God is known in her palaces as a high fortress.
World English Bible
God has shown himself in her citadels as a refuge.
Young's Literal Translation
God in her high places is known for a tower.
Psalm 48:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God is known in her palaces for a refuge - All those who worship there in spirit and truth, find God for their refuge. But the words may be understood: God is known for the defense of her palaces; and with this view of the subject agree the three following verses.
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'Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness. 2. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. 3. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 4. For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. 5. They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away. 6. Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. 7. Thou breakest …
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Notes on the Third Century
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song. God is renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great.
May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."
"This is what the LORD says: "'I will restore the fortunes of Jacob's tents and have compassion on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.
As for you, watchtower of the flock, stronghold of Daughter Zion, the former dominion will be restored to you; kingship will come to Daughter Jerusalem."
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