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Psalm 48:1-7 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. 1 Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the 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 God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 3 God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.
4 For, lo, the kings were assembled , they passed by together. 4 When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together,
5 They saw it, and so they marvelled ; they were troubled , and hasted away . 5 they saw [her] and were astounded; they fled in terror.
6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail . 6 Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.
7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. 7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish shattered by an east wind.