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Psalm 48 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Zion Exalted

A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 The Lord is great and is highly praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain, 2 rising splendidly, is the joy of the whole earth. Mount Zion on the slopes of the north is the city of the great King. 3 God is known as a stronghold in its citadels. 4 Look! The kings assembled; they advanced together. 5 They looked, and froze with fear; they fled in terror. 6 Trembling seized them there, agony like that of a woman in labor, 7 as You wrecked the ships of Tarshish with the east wind. 8 Just as we 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 9 God, within Your temple, we contemplate Your faithful love. 10 Your name, God, like Your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is filled with justice. 11 Mount Zion is glad. The townsa of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments. 12 Go around Zion, encircle it; count its towers, 13 note its ramparts; tour its citadels so that you can tell a future generation: 14 "This God, our God forever and ever- He will lead us eternally."b
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