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Psalm 48

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The ornaments and privileges of the church.

A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

48:1 Great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised,
in the city of our God, in his holy mountain.

48:2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,
is Mount Zion, on the north sides,
the city of the great King.

48:3 God has shown himself in her citadels as a refuge.

48:4 For, behold, the kings assembled themselves,
they passed by together.

48:5 They saw it, then they were amazed.
They were dismayed.
They hurried away.

48:6 Trembling took hold of them there,
pain, as of a woman in travail.

48:7 With the east wind, you break the ships of Tarshish.

48:8 As we have heard, so we have seen,
in the city of Yahweh of Armies, in the city of our God.
God will establish it forever.


48:9 We have thought about your loving kindness, God,
in the midst of your temple.

48:10 As is your name, God,
so is your praise to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is full of righteousness.

48:11 Let Mount Zion be glad!
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice,
Because of your judgments.

48:12 Walk about Zion, and go around her.
Number its towers.

48:13 Mark well her bulwarks.
Consider her palaces,
that you may tell it to the next generation.

48:14 For this God is our God forever and ever.
He will be our guide even to death.

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