Psalm 48
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Broken Bondage

(2 Kings 18:13-16; 2 Chronicles 32:1-8; Psalm 46:1-11; Psalm 47:1-9)

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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.1Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain,1A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.1A 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.1A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. The LORD is great and highly praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain,
2Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King.2beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.2Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.2rising splendidly, is the joy of the whole earth. Mount Zion on the slopes of the north is the city of the great King.
3God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.3Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress.3God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a stronghold.3God is known in her palaces for a refuge.3God is known as a stronghold in its citadels.
4When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together,4For behold, the kings assembled; they came on together.4For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They passed by together.4For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.4Look! The kings assembled; they advanced together.
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5they saw her and were astounded; they fled in terror.5As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic; they took to flight.5They saw it, then they were amazed; They were terrified, they fled in alarm.5They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.5They looked and froze with fear; they fled in terror.
6Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.6Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor.6Panic seized them there, Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.6Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.6Trembling seized them there, agony like that of a woman in labor,
7You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.7By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish.7With the east wind You break the ships of Tarshish.7Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.7as You wrecked the ships of Tarshish with the east wind.
8As 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.8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. Selah8As we have heard, so have we seen In the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish her forever. Selah.8As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.8Just as we heard, so we have seen in the city of Yahweh of Hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish it forever. Selah
9Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.9We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.9We have thought on Your lovingkindness, O God, In the midst of Your temple.9We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.9God, within Your temple, we contemplate Your faithful love.
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10Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness.10As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.10As is Your name, O God, So is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness.10According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.10Your name, God, like Your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is filled with justice.
11Mount Zion rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments.11Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments!11Let Mount Zion be glad, Let the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments.11Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.11Mount Zion is glad. The towns of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments.
12Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers,12Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers,12Walk about Zion and go around her; Count her towers;12Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.12Go around Zion, encircle it; count its towers,
13consider well her ramparts, view her citadels, that you may tell of them to the next generation.13consider well her ramparts, go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation13Consider her ramparts; Go through her palaces, That you may tell it to the next generation.13Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.13note its ramparts; tour its citadels so that you can tell a future generation:"
14For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.14that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.14For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.14For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.14This God, our God forever and ever-- He will always lead us."



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