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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,

References for Psalms 48:1

      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.

      References for Psalms 48:11

        • a 48:11 - Lit daughters
          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

          References for Psalms 48:14

            • b 48:14 - Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss read over death