Psalm 48 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain, 1 Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
2 beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King. 2 It is beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth. Like the utmost heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King.
3 Within its citadels God has shown himself a sure defense. 3 God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.
4 Then the kings assembled, they came on together. 4 When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together,
5 As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic, they took to flight; 5 they saw [her] and were astounded; they fled in terror.
6 trembling took hold of them there, pains as of a woman in labor, 6 Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.
7 as when an east wind shatters the ships of Tarshish. 7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God, which God establishes forever. (Selah) 8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever. "Selah"
9 We ponder your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple. 9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.
10 Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with victory. 10 Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness.
11 Let Mount Zion be glad, let the towns of Judah rejoice because of your judgments. 11 Mount Zion rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments.
12 Walk about Zion, go all around it, count its towers, 12 Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers,
13 consider well its ramparts; go through its citadels, that you may tell the next generation 13 consider well her ramparts, view her citadels, that you may tell of them to the next generation.
14 that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will be our guide forever. 14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.