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Psalm 48 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The City of Our God

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A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

Great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised,

In the city of our God, His holy mountain.

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Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,

Is Mount Zion in the far north,

The city of the great King.

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God, in her palaces,

Has made Himself known as a stronghold.

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For, behold, the kings assembled themselves,

They passed by together.

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They saw it, then they were astonished;

They were dismayed, they [fn]fled in alarm.

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[fn]Panic seized them there,

Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.

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With the east wind

You break the ships of Tarshish.

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As we have heard, so have we seen

In the city of Yahweh of hosts, in the city of our God;

God will establish her forever. [fn]Selah.

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We have thought on Your lovingkindness, O God,

In the midst of Your temple.

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As is Your name, O God,

So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;

Your right hand is full of righteousness.

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Let Mount Zion be glad,

Let the daughters of Judah rejoice

Because of Your judgments.

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Walk about Zion and go around her;

Count her towers;

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Consider her ramparts;

Go through her palaces,

That you may recount it to the next generation.

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For this is God,

Our God forever and ever;

He will guide us [fn]over death.

LSB Footnotes
Lit were hurried away
Lit Trembling
Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
Lit upon; some mss and Gr forever

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