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Psalm 48 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Zion, the City of Our God

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:1 - A 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:2 - beautiful in elevation,
is the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
the city of the great King.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:3 - Within her citadels God
has made himself known as a fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:4 - For behold, the kings assembled;
they came on together.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:5 - As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
they were in panic; they took to flight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:6 - Trembling took hold of them there,
anguish as of a woman in labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:7 - By the east wind you shattered
the ships of Tarshish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:8 - As 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. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:9 - We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,
in the midst of your temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:10 - As your name, O God,
so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:11 - Let Mount Zion be glad!
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice
because of your judgments!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:12 - Walk about Zion, go around her,
number her towers,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:13 - consider well her ramparts,
go through her citadels,
that you may tell the next generation
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:14 - that this is God,
our God forever and ever.
He will guide us forever.[fn]
ESV Footnotes
Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death

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