Zion, the City of Our God

A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

1 1Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in 2the city of our God! His 3holy mountain,
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2 4beautiful in elevation, is 5the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, 6the city of the great King.
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3 Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress.
4 For behold, 7the kings assembled; they came on together.
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5 As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic; they took to flight.
6 8Trembling took hold of them there, anguish 9as of a woman in labor.
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7 By 10the east wind you 11shattered the ships of 12Tarshish.
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8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in 13the city of our God, which God will 14establish forever. Selah
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      9 We have thought on your 15steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.
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      10 As your 16name, O God, so your praise reaches to 17the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
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      11 Let Mount 18Zion be glad! Let 19the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments!
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      12 Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers,
      13 consider well her 20ramparts, go through her citadels, 21that you may tell the next generation
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      14 that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will 22guide us forever.a
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        • Å 48:14 - Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death