Psalm 48
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1How great is the LORD, how deserving of praise, in the city of our God, which sits on his holy mountain!1A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
2It is high and magnificent; the whole earth rejoices to see it! Mount Zion, the holy mountain, is the city of the great King!2Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King.
3God himself is in Jerusalem’s towers, revealing himself as its defender.3God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.
4The kings of the earth joined forces and advanced against the city.4When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together,
5But when they saw it, they were stunned; they were terrified and ran away.5they saw her and were astounded; they fled in terror.
6They were gripped with terror and writhed in pain like a woman in labor.6Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.
7You destroyed them like the mighty ships of Tarshish shattered by a powerful east wind.7You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.
8We had heard of the city’s glory, but now we have seen it ourselves— the city of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. It is the city of our God; he will make it safe forever. Interlude8As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever.
9O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple.9Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.
10As your name deserves, O God, you will be praised to the ends of the earth. Your strong right hand is filled with victory.10Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11Let the people on Mount Zion rejoice. Let all the towns of Judah be glad because of your justice.11Mount Zion rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments.
12Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers.12Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers,
13Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations.13consider well her ramparts, view her citadels, that you may tell of them to the next generation.
14For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die.14For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
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Psalm 47
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