Psalm 48:2
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New Living Translation
It is high and magnificent; the whole earth rejoices to see it! Mount Zion, the holy mountain, is 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.

Darby Bible Translation
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

World English Bible
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the north sides, the city of the great King.

Young's Literal Translation
Beautiful for elevation, A joy of all the land, is Mount Zion, The sides of the north, the city of a great king.

Psalm 48:2 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

48:2 The joy - This is spoken prophetically, because the joyful doctrine of the gospel was to go from thence to all nations. The city - Of God, who justly calls himself a great king.

Psalm 48:2 Parallel Commentaries

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The Destruction of Jerusalem
"If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation." Luke 19:42-44. From the crest of Olivet,
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

'He Uttered his Voice, the Earth Melted'
'Then Isaiah the son of Amos sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard. 21. This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. 22. Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Love to God
I proceed to the second general branch of the text. The persons interested in this privilege. They are lovers of God. "All things work together for good, to them that love God." Despisers and haters of God have no lot or part in this privilege. It is children's bread, it belongs only to them that love God. Because love is the very heart and spirit of religion, I shall the more fully treat upon this; and for the further discussion of it, let us notice these five things concerning love to God. 1. The
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

The Eternity of Heaven's Happiness.
Having endeavored, in the foregoing pages, to form to ourselves some idea of the glorious happiness reserved for us in heaven, there still remains to say something of its crowning glory--the eternity of its duration. This is not only its crowning glory, but it is, moreover, an essential constituent of that unspeakable joy which now inebriates the souls of the blessed. A moment's reflection will make this evident. Let us suppose, for the sake of illustration, that on the last day, God should thus
F. J. Boudreaux—The Happiness of Heaven

Cross References
Matthew 5:35
And do not say, 'By the earth!' because the earth is his footstool. And do not say, 'By Jerusalem!' for Jerusalem is the city of the great King.

Psalm 2:6
For the Lord declares, "I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain."

Psalm 50:2
From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance.

Psalm 101:8
My daily task will be to ferret out the wicked and free the city of the LORD from their grip.

Psalm 132:13
For the LORD has chosen Jerusalem; he has desired it for his home.

Psalm 133:3
Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And there the LORD has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.

Song of Solomon 6:4
You are beautiful, my darling, like the lovely city of Tirzah. Yes, as beautiful as Jerusalem, as majestic as an army with billowing banners.

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