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Psalm 48 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Glory of God in Zion
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,
In His holy mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:2 - Beautiful in elevation,
The joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north,
The city of the great King.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:3 - God is in her palaces;
He is known as her refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:4 - For behold, the kings assembled,
They passed by together.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:5 - They saw it, and so they marveled;
They were troubled, they hastened away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:6 - Fear took hold of them there,
And pain, as of a woman in birth pangs,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:7 - As when You break the ships of Tarshish
With an east wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:8 - As we have heard,
So we have seen
In the city of the LORD of hosts,
In the city of our God:
God will establish it forever. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:9 - We have thought, O God, on Your lovingkindness,
In the midst of Your temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:10 - According to Your name, O God,
So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;
Your right hand is full of righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:11 - Let Mount Zion rejoice,
Let the daughters of Judah be glad,
Because of Your judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:12 - Walk about Zion,
And go all around her.
Count her towers;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:13 - Mark well her bulwarks;
Consider her palaces;
That you may tell it to the generation following.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:14 - For this is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will be our guide
Even to death.[fn]
NKJV Footnotes
Following Masoretic Text and Syriac; Septuagint and Vulgate read Forever.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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